Egypt's election commission has declared the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi the winner of Egypt's first free elections. The commission said Morsi won with 51.7% of the vote versus 48.3% for his opponent, former Hosni Mubarak aide Ahmed Shafik. 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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