Mohammed Morsi won a presidential run-off election yesterday with 51.73 percent of the vote. His opponent, former Mubarak foreign minister Ahmed Shafiq, won 48.27 percent. Large numbers of Egyptians have jammed Tahrir Square since voting was held last weekend to protest several steps by the military government to seize power over the last two weeks. Some protesters have vowed to remain in the square until military decrees to limit the power of the president and a court order dissolving the Egyptian parliament are reversed. Security was increased to deal with any violent protests that could erupt after the election result was announced.
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