MOHAMED MURSI WINS EGYPT'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi has won Egypt's presidential elections, the first since its uprising, the Higher Presidential Election Commission said on Sunday.Mohamed Mursi, 60, won 51.73 percent of the vote. His rival Ahmed Shafiq, who served as prime minister under ex-President Hosni Mubarak, got 12,35 million votes or 48.3 percent.
Speaking later in a TV address, Mr Mursi hailed a "historic day" for the nation, and said he would be a president for all Egyptians, BBC reports.
There have been scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where Mr Mursi's supporters gathered.
They have been holding a vigil there for days in protest at a series of decrees by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf) which they say are designed to reduce or constrain the power of the president, and entrench the power of the military.
Supporters of Mr Shafiq, who had been holding a rally in the capital's northern suburb of Nasser City, were stunned by the result.
There was screaming and crying and people were seen holding their heads in despair.
Mohamed Mursi was born in northern Egypt. He received a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in engineering from Cairo University in 1975 and 1978, respectively. He then went overseas and received his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Southern California in the U.S. in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, he returned to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University. Morsi served as a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2005; he was elected as an independent candidate because the Brotherhood was technically barred from running candidates for office under President Hosni Mubarak. Since April 30, 2011, he has been Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), a political party that was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood after the 2011 Egyptian revolution.
- 1932 Inauguration of the Stalin irrigation canal's first section in Yerevan.
- 1962 Death of Arshak Alpoyachyan (armenologist) in Cairo. He was born in 1879.
- 1964 Creation of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Armenians Abroad in Yerevan.