Sunday, June 24 2012
Muhammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood has won the Egyptian election by 51.73% against former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq's 48.72%.
The official announcement was made on Sunday afternoon bringing an end to the one week of waiting for the final result. Earlier on, both candidates were claiming victory in the poll.
Thousands of supporters are still camped at Tahrir square celebrating the Muslim brotherhood win. Egypt's Electoral Commission has announced Muhammed Mursi as the President of Egypt.
It has taken the Muslim Brotherhood 84 years to get to the President's office. Mursi got 13.2 million votes and Ahmed Shafiq got 12.3 million.
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