Egypt Chooses Muslim Brotherhood´s Mursi as President (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 06/24/12)
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Egypt has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood to lead the country after
former President Hosni Mubarak.
The electoral commission made the announcement after delaying the
news for more than four days and several recounts.
Tens of thousands of people burst into cheers at hearing the news.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi, now President-elect, had
already announced his victory – but so had former Prime Minister
Shafiq, who represented the old regime and who once was head of the
Mubarak-era Egyptian Air Force as well, angered the crowds of Muslim
Brotherhood demonstrators who camped out in Cairo´s Tahrir Square,
waiting for news.
Mursi, an Islamist U.S.-educated engineer who once languished in
prison upon the orders of Mubarak officials, won with 51.7 percent of
the vote, the commission said, in the presidential run-off election
that followed the general vote.
He is the first to succeed Mubarak after the January 25, 2011
revolution that ousted the 32-year president who maintained an iron
grip on the Egyptian nation. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/24/12)
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