View Full Version : Islamist Morsi wins Egypt presidential vote

06-24-2012, 04:01 PM

Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt's first Islamist president on Sunday after the freest elections in the country's history, narrowly defeating Hosni Mubarak's last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in a race that raised political tensions in Egypt to a fever pitch.

The country's last four presidents over the past six decades have all came from the ranks of the military. This is the first time modern Egypt will be headed by an Islamist and by a freely elected civilian.

Throngs of Morsi supporters in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers and dancing when the result was read out on live television. Some released doves with his pictures over the square where the uprising that ousted Mubarak last year was born. Others set off fireworks.

Morsi's spokesman Ahmed Abdel-Attie said words cannot describe the "joy" in this "historic moment."

"We got to this moment because of the blood of the martyrs of the revolution," he said. "Egypt will start a new phase in its history."

06-24-2012, 05:15 PM
So, according to some, Egypt is now just like us!

Supreme Court votes 5-4 along partisan lines to declare George W. Bush winner of the Egyptian presidential election.

Even Lebron thinks this Egyptian election announcement was poorly planned.

I could likely go on with these for a while.