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Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi declared Egypt president

  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi has been declared the winner of Egypt's presidential run-off elections.

    Morsi won 51.73 percent of the vote, beating ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, by 3.5 percentage points.  

    The Higher Presidential Election Commission said it had upheld some of the 466 complaints by the candidates, but added the result still stood.

    The announcement prompted scenes of celebration in Cairo's Tahrir Square, seen as the birthplace of the country’s revolution, amongst Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

    Morsi has promised his leadership will include all Egyptians, regardless of their faith.

    Despite Morsi's victory, there are doubts over the extent of his power. 

    Shortly before the polls closed last week, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decree dissolving parliament and limiting the powers of the new president.

    The decision means Morsi could take office without a sitting legislature and a constitution.