Egypt’s Morsi draws greetings, acclaim – VOR
Cairo’s Tahrir Square has exploded in jubilation after the Egyptian Election Commission declared the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi the winner of Egypt’s run-off presidential elections held last weekend. He polled 51.7%. His defeated rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq polled 48.3%.
Mr Morsi has already received congratulations from the country’s military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.
The announcement of Morsi’s victory came three days late due to numerous complaints about irregularities in the voting process.
Egypt’s first post-Mubarak head of state is 60 years old and holds a degree in engineering from an American university. His main campaign pledges were the struggle against corruption and the introduction of Sharia law.
The Egyptian President is elected for four years.
Jun 24, 2012