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Egyptians like Morsi's words, await action

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Egyptians like Morsi's words, await action


Egypt’s new President Mohamed Morsi’s inaugural address to the nation appears to have gone down well with the population.

Morsi said Egypt “will not take a step back” from its chosen path during his formal swearing-in, promising a “civil, nationalist, and constitutional” state.

“We are waiting for political steps that will make this a reality. A presidential team, an independent prime minister, a coalition government, these are the things that will turn this speech into reality,” said Sami Farag.

“Regarding foreign policy, he used very powerful language which held a message of peace. The president said that we offer peace to the entire world,” said Awad al-Dawy.

Morsi’s immediate task will be to form a group of advisors around him to pilot their way through the upcoming political trials; fresh parliamentary elections, and the formation of a government. Without them, Morsi is a straw man, and the army retains real power.

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