Egypt to Appoint Woman VP

    Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi speaks during a press conference in Cairo in June 22, 2012 where he warned against any tampering with the election result, after a win was also claimed by his rival ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, plans to appoint a female vice president. His policy adviser Ahmed Deif said: “For the first time in Egyptian history—not just modern but in all Egyptian history—a woman will take that position. 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.” Morsi had previously wanted to ban women from the presidency, but before the election, he promised to stand for women’s rights if he became president.

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