Egypt’s president-elect Mohammed Morsi will be sworn in at the Constitutional Court on Saturday as the first Islamist leader to attain the country’s highest office and the first Egyptian president not to wear a military uniform.
Mohammed Morsi will be officially sworn in as president on Saturday before the Constitutional Court, as demanded by Egypt’s ruling military council.
As the first Islamist to attain the country’s highest office and the first Egyptian president who will not wear a military uniform, Morsi is keen on presenting the image of an ecumenical leader.
Thousands of Morsi supporters descended on Tahrir Square on Friday to witness Egypt’s first elected president symbolically swear himself in during his first public address. Dressed soberly in a blue shirt and black jacket, the winner of Egypt’s historic presidential election took to the stage in the square where the country’s revolution began last year, promising to "preserve the independence of Egypt’s republican system."
Date created : 2012-06-30