Mohammed Morsi is the first freely elected president in Egypt’s history and the first elected Islamist president in the Arab World. This was the Electoral Commission statement amid tremendous excitement generated by the delayed election announcement, expected for days.
Mohamed Morsi will take the place of dictator Hosni Mubarak overthrown by popular revolt, which thrilled the Egyptian Arab World and showed that “people do can break the rules”, so goes the battle cry of the Arab revolutions, which still haunts the region.
Both candidates, a soldier and an Islamist had sung victory in advance, while the results which should have been published last Thursday, were delayed one more day.
The hosts of the Muslim Brotherhood for days they believed that their candidate Mohamed Morsi was the winner. Therefore they occupied the revolutionary Tahrir Square since last Tuesday. They say they will not move until the military center that rules the country remove a series of measures that aims to cut the margin of maneuver to the incoming president. On Sunday, the Square returned to vibrate.
The military board has promised to hand over power to civilian authorities before 1 July. (FL)