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Morsi declared Egypt’s first civilian president, but military remains in control | Ahram Online

Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi has been named Egypt’s fifth president after narrowly defeating his rival, Mubarak-era PM Ahmed Shafiq, in the hotly-contested presidential elections’ runoffs. His victory, however, is barely expected to bring immediate stability to the turmoil-hit country.

The final results, which gave 52 per cent of the vote to Morsi, were announced around 4:30pm, Sunday, at the Cairo headquarters of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC).

The announcement sparked massive celebrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt’s uprising.

For more on this story, visit: Morsi declared Egypt’s first civilian president, but military remains in control – Presidential elections news – Presidential elections 2012 – Ahram Online.

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