By Ian Swanson - 06/24/12 03:23 PM EDT
The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate has won Egypt’s presidential election, according to media reports.
The victory by Mohamed Morsi is likely to complicate the relationship between the United States and Egypt.
Morsi has carried 52 percent of the vote in the election to replace Hosni Mubarak, according to Reuters. Mubarak was overthrown last year after an uprising and is in custody. Reports this week said he was near death.
The military that rules Egypt has restrained the powers of the nation’s presidency, leaving control of the state in the hands of generals who historically have been wary of religious parties and particularly the Muslim Brotherhood.