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Islamist Mohammed Morsi, leader of Muslim Brotherhood, wins Egypt election

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters burst into cheers on Cairo's Tahrir Square, waving national flags and chanting "Allahu Akbar!" or God is Great, greeting a dramatic victory. Morsi will be sworn in on July 1, according to the election timetable.

Morsi, a 60-year-old, U.S.-educated engineer who spent time in jail under Mubarak, won the first round ballot in May with a little under a quarter of the vote. He has pledged to form an inclusive government to appeal to the many Egyptians, including a large Christian minority, who are anxious over religious rule.

-- Reported by NBC News and msnbc.com news services

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