24 June 2012

egyptians jubiliant as mohammed morsi becomes 1st freely elected president in history

tahrir square, cairo, egypt, live from 1803 [1103 cdt] sunday 24 june 2012

egypt electoral commission puts the turnout at 51.85%
some 13 million votes (51.73%) were cast in the runoff in favor of mohammed morsi.

the opponent ahmed shafiq received 48.27%

amongst other things, president-elect morsi along with his party, the muslim brotherhood, pledges to restore the country to civilian rule and to write a new constitution which will protect all egyptians, reports press tv correspondent, karim gamal el-deen.

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aired from 2030 cairo, egypt time sunday 24 june 2012.

egyptian president elect mohammed morsi address
joined in progress at local cairo time of 2245 sunday 24 june 2012