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Morsi says he is president of all Egyptians

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Cairo, June 25, IRNA -- Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected Egyptian president over the past 60 years of military rule, said on Sunday night that he will be a president "for all Egyptians".

In his first speech since being declared the country's president, Morsi called for unity and said he carries "a message of peace" to the world.

"I will be a president for all Egyptians," he said in the televised address.

He paid tribute to nearly 900 protesters killed in last year's uprising, saying without the "blood of the martyrs", he would not have made it to the presidency.

"The revolution continues, until all its demands are met," he said.

He clinched 13,230,131 votes to Ahmed Shafiq's 12,347,380.

He pledged to protect the rights of women and minorities, and spoke of establishing a "modern, democratic, and constitutional government."

"Egypt is for all Egyptians, all of us equal in our rights and our responsibilities to this nation," he said.

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