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Morsi Vows To Be Leader 'For All Egyptians'


Fireworks explode as supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Muhammad Morsi celebrate his victory in the election on Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 24

Fireworks explode as supporters of Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate Muhammad Morsi celebrate his victory in the election on Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 24

Egypt's Muhammad Morsi, the first Islamist to be elected to the presidency, said on June 24 he will be a leader for the whole country.

Speaking on national television, he promised, "I will be a president for all Egyptians."

He also said "the revolution continues, until all its demands are met," and promised Egypt would honor all its existing international treaties.

Egypt's Election Commission announced earlier on June 24 that Morsi won with 51.7 percent of the vote against 48.3 Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.

The election commission said turnout was 51.8 percent. Tens of thousands of Morsi supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers when the result was read out on live television.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters
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