As it happened: Egypt election result

Key points

  • Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood has won Egypt's presidential election
  • He took 51.73% of the votes cast, some 13.23 million votes in total
  • Former PM Ahmed Shafiq polled 12.35 million votes, the electoral commission announced
  • Huge cheers went up from thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square after the result was known
  • Egypt's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi has congratulated Mr Mursi on his victory
  • All times are GMT

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  • Matthew Davis 

Last updated 24 June 2012

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