Sunday, June 24, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins Election As Egypt's President, Obama Congratulates

Egypt just elected their new President, who represents the Muslim Brotherhood (BBC).

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi has been declared the winner of Egypt's presidential election run-off.

He won 51.73% of the vote, beating former PM Ahmed Shafiq, the Higher Presidential Election Commission said.

Speaking later in a TV address, Mr Mursi hailed a "historic day" for the nation, and said he would be a president for all Egyptians.

There have been scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Mursi's supporters gathered.

And if you still suffer from delusions that this is a democracy movement, think again (Al Arabiya News).

If Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi became president, Egypt’s new capital will no more be Cairo, but the new capital will be Jerusalem, a prominent Egyptian cleric said at a presidential campaign rally, which was aired by an Egyptian private TV channel.

“Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s will. Our chants shall be: ‘millions of martyrs will march towards Jerusalem’,” prominent cleric Safwat Hagazy said, according to the video aired by Egypt’s religious Annas TV on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Richard Milhous Obama congratulated Mursi.

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