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Egypt's Islamist President Will Select Christian Vice President

Mohamed Morsi also plans to select female vice president in attempt to assuage fears of Muslim Brotherhood rule.

Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate who narrowly won last week's runoff to become Egypt's first democratically elected president, plans to choose a Coptic Christian and a woman as his vice presidents in a gesture of inclusiveness, his spokesman has told multiple news outlets.

"And it's not just a vice president who will represent a certain agenda and sect, but a vice president who is powerful and empowered, and will be taking care of critical advising within the presidential Cabinet," spokesman Ahmed Deif told CNN.

CT has reported from Cairo on what Coptic Christians think of their new Islamist president, as well as new Coptic strategies to thrive in an Islamist Egypt and how Copts are finding common identity across denominational lines.

CT's complete coverage of Egypt, including how Pope Shenouda's death affects Coptic evangelicals, can be found here.

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Posted:June 26, 2012 at 6:26PM
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