News ID: 8608
Publish Date: 27 June 2012 - 09:33
The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, felicitated the Egyptian nation and president-elect Mohammad Mursi on his victory in the recent election, saying that the Muslim nation could accomplish one of the goals of their revolution by sending their trusted candidate to power.
In a statement issued on the occasion Hezbollah congratulated the Egyptians for their accomplishment, saying that they could achieve their desired goal through patience and continued presence on the scene. 

"We congratulate the Egyptian people who protected this achievement from any manipulation or fraud," said the statement, describing Mursi's ascending to power as "a crucial step towards achieving the noble goals of Egypt's blessed revolution". The movement further extended its felicitations to the president-elect for wining "people's valuable trust". 

"Hezbollah prays for al-Mighty God to help him (Mursi) to bear this great responsibility in this critical stage of Egypt's and the region's history, and to enable him to achieve the aspirations of the Egyptian people and return Egypt back to its advanced Arab and Islamic position in defending the nation's causes and shaping the future and the fate of the region," the statement concluded. 

Egypt on Sunday introduced its first democratically-elected leader after decades of autocracy and tyrannical rule. Head of Egypt's Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) Farouq Sultan announced Mursi as the winner of the country's presidential runoff, saying that Mursi received nearly 52 percent of the votes with over 13 million ballots, while former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq won over 12 million votes. 

The voter turnout was 51.85 percent. 

Minutes later tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo and across the country to celebrate the victory of Mursi. They chanted slogans such as "God is Great" and "down with the military rule". 

Mursi will start forming a government after promising to be a leader for all Egyptians. World leaders have congratulated the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate who defeated ex-PM Ahmed Shafiq. Mursi could be sworn in on 30 June. 

In his victory speech on Sunday, Mr. Mursi, 60, urged Egyptians "to strengthen our national unity" and promised an inclusive presidency. "There is no room now for the language of confrontation," he said. 


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