The election of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, to the presidency in Egypt is a watershed moment and a major test of whether an Islamist party can help build a modern democracy. Morsi, a 60-year-old engineer who earned his PhD at the University of Southern California, should allay widespread fears about Islamist rule by forming by a national unity government comprised of diverse, credible figures, such as Mohamed ElBaradei, a well-respected former UN diplomat.
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