Reactions about Egypt's new president-elect Mohamed Morsy
Islamist joy as Morsy elected Egypt president
Islamist Mohamed Morsy was declared Egypts first freely elected president on Sunday, sparking joy among his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on the streets who vowed to continue a struggle to take power from the generals who retain ultimate control.
Morsy defeated former general Ahmed Shafik in a run-off last weekend by a convincing 3.5 percentage points, or nearly 900,000 votes, taking 51.7 percent of the total, officials said, ending a week of disputes over the count which left nerves frayed.
He succeeds Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown 16 months ago after a popular uprising. The military council which has ruled the biggest Arab nation since then has this month curbed the powers of the presidency, meaning the head of state will have to work closely with the army on a planned democratic constitution.
Brotherhood officials, speaking as supporters turned Cairos Tahrir Square into a roaring sea of flags and chants of "Allahu akbar!" (God is greatest), said they would press on with protest vigils to demand that the ruling military council cancel this months dissolution of the Islamist-led parliament and a decree which gave the generals powers that will restrict the president.
Hamas praises Mursi Egypt win, Gaza celebrates
Palestinians in Gaza celebrated on Sunday as Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi was named winner of Egypt's presidential election, with Hamas hailing it a "historic moment."
Israel respects Morsy's Egypt win, seeks cooperation
Israel voiced respect on Sunday for the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypts presidential election, calling on the new administration in Cairo to maintain the countries peace accord.
Iran hails Islamist Morsy's Egypt vote victory
Irans Foreign Ministry congratulated Egyptians on Sunday over the victory of Islamist Mohamed Morsy in the countrys first free presidential election and said the country was in the final stages of an "Islamic Awakening".
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsy defeated former general Ahmed Shafik to succeed President Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown last year after a popular revolt against his rule.
"The foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran congratulates the victory of the Egyptian nation in these elections and the presidency of Doctor Mohammed Morsy," it said in a statement on the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).
US congratulates Egypt's Morsy on milestone vote
WASHINGTON —The United States congratulated Egyptian President-elect Mohamed Morsy on Sunday for his "milestone" victory and urged the Muslim Brotherhood leader to form his government carefully and respect the rights of all Egyptians as he takes power.
Turkish Ambassador congratulates Egypt
The Egyptian presidential election results mean that Egypt’s seat at the table of democracy and its accession to the family of democratic nations await, said the Turkish Ambassador in Cairo, Huseyin Avni Botsali, in the first reaction by a foreign ambassador to the Presidential Elections Commission’s announcement naming Mohamed Morsy as Egypt’s new president.
Botsali went on to say that the Egyptian people are now ready for the long path of democracy, but that Egyptians will be inspired by the people’s will.
Islamist Sudan welcomes election of Egypt's Mursi
The Islamist regime in neighbouring Sudan on Sunday said it looked forward to Egypt regaining a strategic regional role after the election of Mohamed Mursi from the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mursi was declared as the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising last year ousted Hosni Mubarak.
"The government looks forward to Egypt's getting back its strategic role in the region, as well as in the Arab and Islamic world," the Khartoum regime said in an emailed statement.
Mauritanians celebrate Morsy's win
Mauritania's National Assembly for Reform and Development, a major political party, has celebrated the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy as Egypt's first post-revolution president.
The celebration, held at the party's headquarters in the capital Nawakshot, was attended by Egypt's ambassador Youssef Ahmed al-Sharqawy, Al Jazeera said on Monday.
Jubilant car drivers set on marches from the party's office through Nawakshot's main streets.
China Hu congratulates Egypt's new president
Chinese President Hu Jintao congratulated Mohamed Morsi Monday for his victory in Egypt's president election, saying Beijing respected the Egyptian people's choice.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi, the country's first elected leader since a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak, won 51.73 percent of the vote against ex-premier Ahmed Shafiq in the highly divisive polls.
His victory marks the first time Islamists have taken the presidency of the Arab world's most populous nation, and is expected to usher in an era of cooler ties between Cairo and Washington.
"China congratulates Mr Morsi on being elected president of Egypt," state television quoted Hu as saying.
Saudi king Abdullah wishes success to Egypt's Mursi
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Monday wished success to Mohamed Mursi following his victory in Egypt's highly polarised presidential election, the SPA news agency reported.
"We appreciate this choice...and hope God will grant you success and guide you in your path in the service of Islam and the service of Egypt and its people," the report quoted the king as saying.
Jordan king congratulates Morsi on Egypt trust
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday congratulated Mohamed Morsi "for winning the people's trust" following his victory in Egypt's presidential election, a palace statement said.
"We congratulate you for winning the people's trust. We wish Egypt all progress and prosperity," the king told Morsi, saying Amman is "keen to enhance relations" with Cairo.
Morsi is Egypt's first president since the uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak last year.
Syria opposition say Mursi win only a morale boost
Syrian opposition activists and rebels celebrated the electoral victory of Egypts Mohamed Mursi as another triumph over dictatorial rule but said they were not expecting help from the Islamist leader for their own 16-month-old revolt.
Mursi won by 3.5 percentage points over Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister under ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. Many Egyptians had feared a victorious Shafik would reverse the gains of their revolution.
In the olive groves of the northern Idlib region, rebel fighters and activists camped out in a small building were under strict rules not to turn on any lamps or make much noise to avoid drawing the attention of Syrian army troops nearby.
But when the 15-odd men finally heard the news of Mursis victory - late in the night as communications had been down - they could not contain their elation.
"The noise woke me up. They were all cheering," Ibrahim Abd, 19, who smuggled himself over the Turkish border a couple of nights before, told Reuters via Skype.
President-elect Morsi must respect all Egyptians: Canada
Canada is showing caution after an Islamist won Egypt's divisive elections, urging Mohamed Morsi to respect the aspirations of "all Egyptians," as well as women's and religious rights.
The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, declared Sunday, has sparked worries, chiefly from the United States and Israel, that Egypt could renege on rights, ties with the Jewish state and decades of secular rule under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.
"Canada wishes president-elect Dr Mohamed Morsi well in working to fulfill the aspirations of all Egyptians," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement late Sunday hailing the election as an "important step" in Egypt's democratic transition.
"Egypt must remain on a path toward freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law, and work to protect the rights of women and religious minorities, including Egypt's significant Coptic community."
Hezbollah congratulates president-elect Morsi
The Lebanese Hezbollah movement and Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) congratulated the Egyptian people on the election of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi as the new president, describing the move as an "historical achievement."
"The movement praises this unprecedented step and hopes that Egypt's first presidential polls will pave the way towards achieving the demands of the January 25 Revolution," Hezbollah, the Shiite political group, said in the statement issued on Monday.
Meanwhile, PSP leader Walid Jumblatt stated that the recently-declared president would encounter a series of political, social and economic challenges in the coming period.
Tunisian President Marzouki sends a message of congratulation to Morsi
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki sent a message of congratulations to president-elect Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian nation on Monday, calling for further cooperation between the two countries to achieve the aspirations of the peoples of Egypt and Tunisia.
"I ask God Almighty to guide your steps, to fulfil the historical challenges and goals of the glorious revolution of January 25," Marzouki said in his letter.
UK's PM welcomes President-elect Morsis awaited inclusive government
The British Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes the inclusive government that Mohamed Morsi declared his willingness to create following his election as Egypt's first President in the post-Mubarak period, the website of the British Embassy in Cairo said on Monday.
Cameron wished Morsi success in the mission of ending the transition from authoritarianism to democracy and building the "stable inclusive and prosperous future which Egyptians deserve."
India congratulates President-elect Morsi
The Embassy of India in Cairo has officially presented its congratulations to Egypt's president-elect, Mohamed Morsi.
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