Tahrir Square re-opens after Mursi victory celebrations
Traffic has returned to Cairo's Tahrir Square where celebrations took place overnight following Sunday's announcement that the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi had won Egypt's presidential election.
Protesters, who had been staging a four-day sit-in against the military junta's changes to the temporary constitution, removed road blocks that had disrupted traffic entering the square.
Police could also be seen guiding traffic for the first time in days in the neighbouring Abdel-Moneim Riyad Square, as well as in El-Bostan Street and Qasr El-Nil Street which lead to the square.
Thousands of protesters had been staging a sit-in in Tahrir Square following the junta's changes to the temporary constitution on 19 June, which embedded the junta's supra-constitutional powers and curtailed the new president's powers.
Protesters were also rejecting the 14 June court judgement that dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament, citing its unconstitutionality.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi was declared Egypt's first non-military president, gaining 51.7 per cent of the votes, beating his rival and long-time Mubarak ally Ahmed Shafiq who garnered 48.3 per cent.
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