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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.

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Islamist president says Egypt will keep on course

Egypt's new President Mursi delivers a speech during a ceremony Credit: Reuters

Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first 'democratically elected' president, told the the nation today he will uphold existing international treaties.

Mursi said: "We carry a message of peace to the world and we carry with it a message of righteousness and justice. And as we have always promised we emphasize Egypt's commitment to international treaties and agreements. We will look after these treaties and agreements."

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