Eric Trager had an interesting and informative portrait of Egypt’s new Muslim Brother president in TNR two months ago. He’s not a moderate within the MB, that’s for sure, but one can see why the SCAF doesn’t have a problem with him. Trager’s conclusion
…Morsi’s emergence as the Brotherhood’s standard-bearer should be taken as an indicator of the organization’s modus operandi. It is internally dictatorial, ideologically intolerant, and—perhaps most importantly—only willing to embrace political gradualism when pressured by stronger authorities.
Egyptian politics will certainly be interesting in the coming period. I’m sure glad I’m not an Egyptian liberal.
UPDATE: Dan Brumberg has his post-election victor announcement take here.