Morsi sworn in as president
- Published: 30 Jun 2012 at 20.33
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CAIRO, June 30, 2012 (AFP) _ Mohamed Morsi took the oath of office on Saturday to become Egypt's first Islamist president and its first elected head of state since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow last year.
The ceremony took place in the constitutional court rather than parliament, the result of an ongoing tussle with the military that took charge after Mubarak's overthrow and insists on retaining broad powers now.
"I swear by the Almighty God to sincerely preserve the republican order and to respect the constitution and law, and completely care for the people's interest,'' he said at the ceremony at the court.
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