Mohamed Morsi Wins Egypts Presidential Runoff As Supporters Erupt In Joy In Tahrir Square 6/25/2012
Mohamed Morsi Wins Egypts Presidential Runoff As Supporters Erupt In Joy. Following the first round of Egypt's first post-Mubarak presidential elections where exit polls suggested a 25.5% share of the vote for Morsi, he was officially announced as the president on the 24th of June 2012 following a subsequent run off vote. Liberation square erupted in jubilation and angry outbursts occurred within the Egypt Election Authorities press conference as the result was announced. He came in slightly ahead of former Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafik, leading to a run-off for the presidency to be contested on 16-17 June 2012. Morsi has been noted for the Islamist character of his campaign events." Since the initial round of voting on May 23-24, Morsi has attempted to appeal to political liberals and minorities while portraying his rival Ahmed Shafik as a Mubarak-era holdover. According to a number of Christian and conservative news outlets, Morsi said when asked his opinion of Egyptian Coptic Christians supporting Shafik that "they need to know that conquest is coming, and Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate." On 30 May 2012, Morsi filed a lawsuit against Egyptian television presenter Tawfiq Okasha, accusing him of "intentional falsehoods and accusations that amount to defamation and slander" of Morsi. According to online newspaper Egypt Independent, an English-language subsidiary of Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, Okasha spent <b>...</b>
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