Egypt Islamist candidate vows break with old ways
CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for the Egyptian presidential runoff promised Tuesday he would break sharply with the ways of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak, a day after angry protesters burned down the headquarters of his challenger who served as prime minister in the old regime.
Islamist Mohammed Morsi appeared to be trying to cash in on public resentment of his rival Ahmed Shafiq’s ties to Mubarak at a news conference where he offered something for everyone, from the military to the revolutionaries, women and minority Christians. Morsi has been scrambling to broaden his base of support ahead of the June 16-17 runoff.
“When I am president, the presidency will not be reduced to one person,” he said. “The age of superman has failed and gone. The world is no longer like that. I am not like that.”
“Before, the leader hogged all the power for himself. On the other hand, I’ll share my power with all the radical Imams.”