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%)
Muslim Brotherhood candidate becomes Egypt's first democratically-elected president in decades. He said he carries a "message of peace".
Egypt will today release results from their much disputed presidential elections. Both Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafik have claimed victory
Democracy, they say, is messy. But an attempted transition to civilian rule after a 30 year dictatorship was always going to be difficult.