Morsi Declared Egypt’s Winner

    An Egyptian man wears a hand-made hat with a picture of Egyptian presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Egypt will release results from disputed presidential elections Sunday, the country?s top elections commission official said _ a highly anticipated announcement that will put an end to the immediate uncertainty about who is the official winner, but will almost certainly see the power struggles between Islamists, the military and other factions continue. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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    Mohamed Morsi has been declared the winner of Egypt’s presidential election, the first Islamist head of state to rise from the Arab Spring uprisings. Morsi was declared the victor over former prime minister and Mubarak ally Ahmed Shafiq by nearly 1 million votes. Morsi is the candidate from the political wing of the popular Muslim Brotherhood, and there had been widespread threat of violence if Morsi had not been declared the winner. Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in cheers upon the news of Morsi’s victory. Egypt’s Army ruler for the past year, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, has already congratulated Morsi on his victory, Egyptian state television reported.

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