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Egyptian women cheer Morsy win

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 01:05

June 19 - Women in Cairo's Tahrir Square celebrate the Muslim Brotherhood's claim of victory in the presidential election. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Women gathered in Tahrir Square celebrating the Muslim Brotherhood's claim of victory in Egypt's presidential election. While there has been no official word on the outcome at the ballot box, the Brotherhood says its candidate, Mohamed Morsy, won against rival Ahmed Shafik. Women's right campaigners - and other liberal Egyptians - fear the Brotherhood could suppress freedom and force its conservative brand of Islam on society. But the group's supporters say they are ready to work with those who fought for change. SOUNDBITE: MEMBER OF EGYPT'S UPPER HOUSE, MERVAT AMIN, SAYING (Arabic): "I would like to say to all the youths of the revolution that we will support you and Allah is supporting you too. We will not achieve this without the help of Allah, Allah with Egypt and with all Egyptians - Mohamed Morsy has won. We want to be responsible in the coming days, we should stop the indecent chants against anybody, because Mohamed Morsy is now a president of all people." Morsy has pledged that if elected he would uphold women's rights, including the ability to work and choose what to wear. An official election result is expected on Thursday. Sarah Charlton, Reuters.

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Egyptian women cheer Morsy win

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 01:05