Islamist Mohammad Mursi has taken oath as first elected president of Egypt here on Saturday. He took the oath before the general assembly of the supreme constitutional court, Egypt state information service reported.
Mursi, a member of Islamic Brotherhood was selected globally as the best parliament member during the period 2000-2005, has been voted to power, defeating former deputy prime minister of former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in the after math of a year long popular uprising.
He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Engineering from Cairo University in 1975 and 1978 while Obtained Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He was Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985
After taking the oath, Morsi greeted the members of the court”s General Assembly.
“Today, Egypt has become a modern, constitutional and civilian State,” the President said.
In his speech Mursi pledged to respect state institutions and said he would implement the constitution, adding that he supports Egypt’s relations with Israel.
Muhammad Mursi said that all the rights of the Egyptians would be protected.
After taking the oath, Morsi said the state”s three authorities (executive, legislative and judicial) will usher the country into a better future.
Today, the Egyptian people has laid down the foundation of a new life, complete freedom and real democracy, Morsi said.
He said he would work on ensuring the independence of the three authorities.
Meanwhile new President witnessed a celebration at Cairo University for his inauguration as the country’s president after he was sworn in before the General Assembly of the Supreme Constitutional Court.
The celebration was attended by head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami Anan, Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri along with a host of popular and executive leaderships.