There were scenes of jubilation in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where thousands of Mursi's supporters had gathered waiting for the results to be announced. The jubilant crowd let off fire crackers to celebrate the victory of Mursi.
It may be noted that under an interim constitutional declaration, the military council retains the power to make laws and budget decisions at present. This provision will continue until a new constitution is written and a new parliament elected in Egypt.
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