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Egypt's President-elect Mohammed Morsi to be sworn in

  • Egypt's first freely elected leader, Mohammed Mursi, is due to be sworn in, a week after his victory in a disputed poll was confirmed.

    Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, is to read the oath before the Supreme Constitutional Court before going to an army base for the handover from military rule.

    On Friday, he hailed crowds in Tahrir Square, the symbolic birthplace of the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak last year.

    Morsi swore a symbolic oath before a crowd of thousands gathered to protest against decrees issued by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf).

    The military has stripped the presidency of many of its powers in recent weeks.

    Morsi promised to be a president for all Egyptians, saying: "The revolution must continue until all its objectives are met."