Jun 24, 2012

Revolution will continue

Egyptians celebrate the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Morsi, in Egypt's presidential runoff in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on June 24, 2012.
In his first address to follow his electoral victory, Egypt’s new President Mohamed Morsi has called on all Egyptians to unite and said the revolution, which ousted former dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, will continue.
"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."
Head of the SPEC Farouq Sultan said that Morsi received nearly 52 percent of the votes, with over 13 million ballots.
This is while, former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq won over 12 million votes. The voter turnout was 51.85 percent.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo and across the country to celebrate the victory of Morsi. They chanted slogans such as “God is greatest” and “down with the military rule.”
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