After thirty years under the rule of deposed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, and over a year under military rule, many Egyptians are overjoyed to finally have a democratically elected president.
Euronews’ correspondent in Cairo heard from a few of the voices, in the crowd of thousands, who celebrated in Tahrir Square:
“It’s a huge joy, it’s a legitimate victory, a victory for the revolution, this has allowed us to get rid of the last members of the old regime. Because they are the cause of all Egypt’s problems, from the beginning of Mubarak’s reign until the present day. The Egyptian people have suffered a lot, but today they can feel relieved, their dreams have come true, the dream of the revolution.”
“We want the military council to give powers to the new president who’s been elected by the people. We ask for the cancellation of the changes to the constitution which have been imposed on Egyptians. The people have chosen their president, they’ve chosen who they want in power, and now that vote must be respected.”
“I’m really glad, It’s a big day for Egypt, I can’t find the words to express my joy.”
Euronews’ correspondent in Cairo said: “Mohamed Morsy’s victory in the presidential election doesn’t necessarily represent the end of the political crisis in Egypt, but it does open a new chapter of confrontation with the military council who still maintain legislative power, and a large amount of executive power.”