Morsi wins Egypt's election

2012-06-24 16:39
Mohammad Morsi (Fredrik Persson, AP)

Mohammad Morsi (Fredrik Persson, AP)

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Cairo - The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi on Sunday became Egypt's first freely elected president, the election commission said.

There had been fears that million of his Islamist loyalists may react with fury if the run-off went to Ahmed Shafik, a former general and ally of ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi won by a narrow margin - 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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