Egypt: Celebratory Atmosphere in Egypt After Mursi’s Victory

Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party began celebrating his victory in Egypt’s governorates shortly after the presidential elections commission declared him the country’s first democratic president.

Ecstatic citizens gathered in Mursi’s hometown al-Adwa village to celebrate with oriental drums, flutes and horse dancing.

On the other hand, grief dominated Sharqiya’s Qatifa village, hometown of ex-candidate Ahmed Shafiq after he lost the presidential race.

Hundreds of citizens flocked to the Muslim Brotherhood’s and the Freedom and Justice Party’s headquarters to congratulate them and celebrate their victory.

In Assiut, a carnival-like atmosphere dominated the streets following the result announcement as citizens roamed the city with their cars, waving flags and carrying Mursi’s pictures.

On the other hand, Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign shut down its headquarters immediately after the result announcement.


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