Egyptian Election Result: Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Morsi Wins
Thousands of Egyptians packed into Cairo's Tahrir Square Sunday evening to celebrate Mohammed Morsi's victory.
Egypt's election commission announced earlier in the day that Morsi won nearly 52 percent of the vote, beating retired general and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.
Morsi will become Egypt's first freely elected president.
[Interview : Emad Hamdy, Mohmmed Morsi Supporter] "I can not put my feelings into words, but we really suffered from oppression and despotism, they claimed untrue facts, they circulated rumors against the revolution, but Allah has decided to void their claims and to grant us this victory."
Despite his win, Morsi's supporters have vowed to stay in the square to protest at the country's military council's power grab.
Under constitutional amendments announced while votes were being counted last week, the presidency holds very little power compared to the military.
The military has also dissolved parliament and holds the final say on creating a new, permanent constitution.
Egypt's military ruler meanwhile, congratulated Morsi on his victory, handing the Islamists both a symbolic triumph and a potent weapon in their struggle for power.
The White House and Middle East countries also welcomed Morsi's victory, saying it's a milestone in the country's transition to democracy.
The Brotherhood hailed the win as the start of new era for Egypt, and promised to appoint a cabinet that will truly represent Egypt after revolution.
Morsi will be sworn in on July first.
Hwang Ji-hye, Arirang News.
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