Islamist Morsi wins Egypt presidential vote

Islamist Morsi wins Egypt presidential vote

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CAIRO, EGYPT - JUNE 13: Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood speaks at a press conference on June 13, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian candidates Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq are pegged against each other in the second round of voting for the country's president to be held on the 16th and 17th of June. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 3:37 AM

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's election commission has declared Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of Egypt's first free elections by a narrow margin over Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

The commission said Morsi won with 51.7 percent of the vote versus 48.3 for Shafiq.

A huge crowd of Morsi supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers and dancing when the result was read out on live television.

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