Islamist Mohammed Morsi, leader of Muslim Brotherhood, wins Egypt election

CAIRO -  Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s knife-edge run-off vote, defeating former Mubarak accolyte Ahmed Shafiq, the state election committee said on Sunday. 

His victory followed speculation and anxiety about back room deals and suspected interference by the ruling military council in determining the outcome in favor of Shafiq, widely seen as the candidate of pre-revolution Egypt.

In the end, Shafiq polled 48.2 per cent, with 12,347,380 votes against Morsi’s 13,230,131.

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