- Posted June 18, 2012 by
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Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Supporters of Morsi celebrate as the Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt's presidential election runoff
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi, celebrated today in the streets of Cairo and other cities after the Muslim Brotherhood had claimed victory in Egypt's presidential election runoff. The results haven't been confirmed yet by the Supreme Presidential Electoral commission. Reactions varied across Egyptians. Supporter of Morsi are happy with the announced results, while supporters of Shafik and his campaign denied the results announced by the brotherhood. The revolutionary youth, whose majority boycotted the run-off, had a different reaction, they would celebrate Shafik's loss, but not Morsi's win as they think both candidates are not qualified to lead Egypt. They think the Muslim Brotherhood are looking for their own interests while Mubarak's regime is trying to make a comeback and continue its corruption. In a related issue, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces issued a new constitutional declaration giving the military wide powers and limits the powers of the newly elected president. SCAF also dissolved the parliament and assumed legislative powers. So now SCAF has wide legislative and executive powers, and will also form the constituent commission. The late actions by SCAF have spread a strong feeling among Egyptians that the next president will be just a puppet in the hands of SCAF. Mass protests will be organized by the revolutionary youth movements in the coming days against what they called a military coup.