With 51.73 per cent of the vote, Mohammed Mursi has been named the winner of presidential elections in Egypt.
Judge Farouq Sultan said his panel gave close examination to election complaints. “There is nothing above the law,” he said, as reported by BBC News.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate celebrated in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The final tally:
- Mursi won 13,230,131 votes.
- Former PM Ahmed Shafiq won 12,347,380, or 48.27 per cent of the vote.
Related stories by Michael Petrou of Maclean’s:
- Egypt: A coup, and the seeds of a new revolution (June 18, 2012)
- Elections in Egypt: The Arab Spring for this? (June 14, 2012)
- One giant leap for democracy in Egypt (Michael Petrou, May 23, 2012)