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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi the new president
Egyptian supporters celebrate a premature victory for their presidential candidate, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 18, despite official results not having been announced. On Sunday, the election commission officially declared Morsi the winner.
Egyptian supporters celebrate a premature victory for their presidential candidate, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi, in Tahrir Square on June 18, despite official results not having been announced. On Sunday, the election commission officially declared Morsi the winner.
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gypt'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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