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Islamist Mursi wins Egypt presidential vote | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s election commission has declared Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood the winner of Egypt’s first free elections by a narrow margin over Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

The commission said Mursi won with 51.7 percent of the vote versus 48.3 for Shafiq.

A huge crowd of Mursi supporters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in cheers and dancing when the result was read out on live television..