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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Mohammed Mursi to be sworn in as Egypt's President

Mohammed Mursi will be sworn in as Egypt's President on Saturday Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghan

Egypt's President-elect Mohamed Mursi will takes his oath on today, a week after his victory in a disputed poll was confirmed.

Mursi is to be sworn in officially at 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) by the constitutional court, rather than by parliament as is usual.

The court dissolved the Islamist-dominated lower house this month in one of several measures intended to entrench military influence over Egypt long after Mursi assumes the presidency.

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