The revolution continues - Morsi

2012-06-24 22:45

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Cairo - Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi on Sunday insisted that the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak would continue until its goals were met.

He was making his first address after being declared the country's next leader.

The speech was broadcast live on state television, hours after the election commission declared him the winner of this month's run-off vote a deeply divisive race against Ahmed Shafiq, the last premier to serve under ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi, the first Islamist to be elected to the presidency, said he would be a leader "for all Egyptians".

He won 51.7% of the vote.

"I call on you, great people of Egypt ... to strengthen our national unity," he said, adding that national unity "is the only way out of these difficult times."

Morsi, who resigned from the Muslim Brotherhood to take the top job, thanked the "martyrs" of the uprising for the victory and stressed "the revolution continues".

The 60-year-old engineer also vowed to honour international treaties.

"We will preserve all international treaties and charters ... we come in peace," Morsi said.

The European Union on Sunday congratulated Morsi on his win, saying it was a "historic" day for his country and the region and encouraged him to “reach out to all other political and social groups”.

Meanwhile a top US lawmaker urged the United States "not to prejudge" the results of the Egyptian elections after Islamists took the presidency of the Arab world's most populous nation for the first time.

Democratic Senator John Kerry said in a statement: “Obviously American concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood's past statements and positions are widely shared and well understood."

"It would be a mistake for us to pull back from our engagement with a free and democratic Egypt. This is a time to test intentions not to prejudge them."




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