Tens of thousands of supporters of Muslim Brotherhood backed presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi celebrated in Cairo's symbolic Tahrir Square after the announcement of the official results of the presidential elections on Sunday.
Last week, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission delayed the results of Egypt’s presidential elections, due to be announced last Thursday, after both parties, Mohamed Morsi and Egypt's former PM Ahmed Shafiq, complained of fraud during the voting process.
Speaking on Egyptian television after the announcement of the results on Sunday evening, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi proclaimed himself a leader "for all Egyptians".
In his speech, Morsi also vowed to "protect the rights of women and children", as well as Copts, Egypt's Christian community, and Muslims alike. "I tell everybody in this memorable day that because of your choice, your will and after God's favour, I am a president for all Egyptians," Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi continued.
A week ago, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued constitutional amendments which grant Egypt's military rulers near total autonomy in military matters and the ability to exercise a de facto veto over the drafting of a new constitution, thus leaving very limited powers to the new president.
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