With virtually all the votes counted in Egypt’s presidential election the Muslim Brotherhood has declared its man, Mohamed Morsy the winner.
The Islamist party and its followers have been celebrating in the streets, but just at the moment the polling stations closed around the country the army shifted the goalposts, stripping the presidency of a number of key powers.
Constitutional changes rob the president and government of any legislative power until a new parliament is elected, the one recently returned having been judicially dissolved last week.
“We are not about taking revenge or settling scores. We are all brothers of this nation, we own it together, and we are equal in rights and duties,” promised Morsy.
Former Mubarak prime minister and rival candidate Ahmed Shafik has rejected the victory claim ahead of Thursday’s official results.
All the opposition parties have called for protests in Tahrir square tomorrow.