Mohamed Morsi Named New President of Egypt

Written by Amira Al Hussaini

Mohamed Morsi was named the new president of Egypt. Netizens were on their toes awaiting the announcement of Egypt’s next president.

Former president Hosni Mubarak’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq faced off with Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi in the run offs.

Hossam Eid made up his mind even before the result was announced [ar]:

يسقط الرئيس القادم
@EidH [2]: Down with the next president

Head of the election committee Farouq Sultan gave a long speech before the announcement, drawing ridicule from netizens.

Haisam Yehia jokes:

الثورة الجاية فكروا مانعملش لجنة انتخابات
@jarelkamar [3]: Think we shouldn’t have an election committee in the next revolution

Basem Fathy reacts:

فاروق سلطان رئيس لجنة الانتخابات بيحيي فاروق سلطان رئيس المحكمة الدستورية على احكامه التاريخية

@basemfathy [4]: Farouq Sultan, the head of the election committee, praises Farouq Sultan (himself), head of the Constitutional Court, for his historic judgements

And Robin Wigglesworth draws more laughs when he tweets:

@RobinWigg [5]: Expecting him to start detailing individual vote sheets being discounted for smudges of shesha molasses in Port Said.

Jokes aside, it was no laughing matter for Egyptians. Pakinam Amer notes:

@pakinamamer [6]: Every time the annoucer says “ra2ees” (in any context) my heart skips a beat. #LOL #Egyelections

Amal Ghandour asks:

@amalghandour [7]: Oh, why, why, why, do we always have to suffer an epic speech before we get to the bloody point. #Egypt.

And Sara Hussein screams:

@sarahussein [8]: OH COME ON, ANNOUNCE THE RESULTS #EGYPT’

Jack Shenker adds:

@hackneylad [9]: Bloody hell, the revolution is going meet its death at the hands of a thousand clichés and bureaucratic inanities at this rate #Egypt

From Tahrir, Evan Hill reports:

@evanchill [10]: Everyone in tahrir is exasperated, hands on heads during this preamble.

Stay tuned for more reactions from Egypt.

This post is part of our special coverage of Egypt Elections 2011/2012 [1].


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