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Muslim Brotherhood announced its victory in election in Egypt2012-06-18 10:55
The Egyptian Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood has announced the victory of its candidate, Mohammed Mursi, in the presidential election of the country, Vesti.ru reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Dr. Mohammed Mursi is the first Egyptian president chosen by the people" - said in the official Twitter microblog of the Party for Freedom and Justice, created by the Muslim Brotherhood, the edition added.
As reported by the RBC, the representative of the islamist movement Khaled Kazaz said that after processing of data at 81% of polling stations Mohammed Mursi has received 52.5% votes. According to the same data, Ahmed Shafik, Mursi's rival, former prime minister under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, has received 47.5%.
Recall, at the time of Hosni Mubarak the Muslim Brotherhood was actually banned, and hundreds of its activists were in jail. It is believed that this radical organization was among the main organizers of the "Arab Spring" in Egypt.