The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi said on Monday, June 18, after his group declared him winner in a presidential race that he would be a president for all Egyptians and said he would not “seek revenge or settle scores,” Reuters
reported. Morsi was speaking at a news conference after the Brotherhood declared he had won 52.5 percent of the vote compared to the 47.5 percent secured by his rival, ex-military man Ahmed Shafiq, with almost all votes counted. Shafiq’s campaign challenged the result. “We are reaching out to Shafiq’s campaign to end the elections race and competition and to part amicably as friends,” Morsi campaign official Yasser Ali said. But shortly before the final result, the ruling generals issued new rules in a constitutional declaration outlining the president’s powers that made clear real power remains with the army.