Mohamed Morsi Declared Egypt′s First Democratically Elected President

Mohamed Morsi, the candidate from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood party, has been declared the winner of the country's presidential run-off election, narrowly defeating former prime minister and general Ahmed Shafik. Morsi, who ran on the ticket of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, gained 52 percent of the vote while Shafik gained 48 percent of the vote. As the election commission announced Morsi as Egypt's next president, Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted into jubilation, with citizens celebrating the country's first democratic election in history. The election puts the Muslim Brotherhood, a party that was outlawed under the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, in control of the presidency.


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