Egypt is calm following disputed presidential election

Egypt is calm following disputed presidential election
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 7:31am

Egypt's constituent assembly held its first meeting monday, the first time since the country's supreme court dissolved parliament. Analysts say the move is a show of defiance against the army's assumption of legislative powers.

The assembly is due to write a new constitution as part of a transition to democracy engineered by the generals who took power after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak's autocratic government last year. Meanwhile, Cairo has calmed down following monday's declaration by the Muslim Brotherhood that their candidate won this weekend's presidential elections.

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