Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins Egyptian presidency

The winner of Egypt's presidential election is Mohamed Morsi, the candidate for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party. The vote was split as follows:

  • Mohamed Morsi - 12,347,000 votes (48%)
  • Ahmed Shafik - 13,230,000 (52%)


Egypt's new leader sworn in

Mohammed Mursi has been sworn in as Egypt's first democratically elected president at a ceremony in Cairo.The Muslim Brotherhood candidate won Egypt's presidential election with just under 52% of the vote.