Morsi, replacing deposed Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, is head of the Freedom and Justice party. At the party’s center is the philosophy of the Muslim Brotherhood which seeks a greater place for Islam in Egypt’s public space. Holding a plurality of seats in the Egyptian Parliament, the FJP forms a narrow ruling coalition government. As president, he implements a constitution and appoints individuals to key governmental positions, all with distinctly Islamic leanings, thereby alienating those who thought he might as promised, govern from a pluralistic center. Morsi, born in 1951 in Northern Egypt to a modest, working class family, holds a PhD from USC in Material Sciences. He remains President until deposed by the army in July 2013.
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