Egypt’s newly elected President Mohammed Mursi has said that he carries “a message of peace” to the world.
Mohammed Mursi delivered his first speech on state television on Monday and paid tribute to protesters killed in last year’s uprising, saying without the “blood of the martyrs,” he would not have made it to the presidency.
President Mursi pledged to preserve Egypt’s international accords, a reference to the peace deal with Israel.He promised to promote unity among Egyptians .
Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner Sunday in Egypt’s first free presidential election in history, closing the tumultuous first phase of a democratic transition and opening a new struggle with the still-dominant military rulers who recently stripped the presidency of most of its powers.
In Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising that ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, joyous Morsi supporters wept and kneeled on the ground in prayer as soon as they heard the outcome announced on live television.