Islamist Morsi wins Egypt presidential vote

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s election commission has declared Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of Egypt’s first free elections by a narrow margin over Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

  • Judge Farouk Sultan, chairman of Egypt's election committee, announces the results of the presidential election Saturday in Cairo.Egypt State TV via AP

    Judge Farouk Sultan, chairman of Egypt’s election committee, announces the results of the presidential election Saturday in Cairo.

Egypt State TV via AP

Judge Farouk Sultan, chairman of Egypt’s election committee, announces the results of the presidential election Saturday in Cairo.

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The commission said Morsi won with 51.7% of the vote versus 48.3% for Shafiq.

A huge crowd of Morsi supporters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in cheers and dancing when the result was read out on live television.

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Posted on June 24, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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