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silly questions, and we did it a lot. like, hey, dan, why isn't my computer working? he would just, you know, walk over and press the power button and kind of smile at us. he grew up in georgia. he was a huge falcons fan and one of the kindness people you ever want to meet in your life. our thoughts and prayers are with his family. in particular, his parents. dan was 29 years old. we miss you already. good-bye and good night, everyone. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it was the moment that changed egypt. but just how much of it changed is now in the hands of the military as the muslim brotherhood candidate mohamed
morsi is named president elect. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. thanks for joining us for our special coverage of egypt, a historic vote. i'm hala gorani at the cnn center. as a member of the once-banned muslim brother head, morsi was arrested during the regime of hosni mubarak. he fought repressi ivive measur. he even spent time in jail. now he's becoming the country's head of state. here's how a historic and emotional day played out in egypt. >> egypt's highest election commission has announced mohamed morsi will be and is the next president of egypt. >> in islam, all people are equal. >> there's a contrast between our journeys out of cairo when
it was gridlocked and everyone was tensely waiting for the result. now suddenly the streets have been freed up literally, and the country has politically as well according to those who think mo that mode morsi represents egypt's best hope. >> there is utter disbelief here. people are crying, gasps of shock as the news is slowly digested. he has been beaten. >> there you have it. shafiq supporters stunned. hours after morsi was declared the winner, he appeared on state
television and assured egyptians he wasn't just a muslim leader, and this is going to be his big challenge. will he represent all egyptians? sh this is what he said on state television just a few hours ago. listen. >> translator: to all sectors of the people, to my people, my tribe, i say to them, to this momentous day, that today with your election and with your -- after the -- i am the president for today for all egyptians, wherever they are, inside or abroad. >> mohamed morsi, egypt's new president. will he unify the country? so many are still suspicious of the muslim brotherhood. our cheer international correspondent is in cairo. what is morsi promising the egyptian people, and do they
believe him? >> reporter: well, of course that is the question for the majority of egyptians. we had so many people down in tahrir square still celebrating. this is going to go on for a long time. they've got fireworks. people have been streaming in from all over cairo and in other parts of e gyp they're celebrating as well. mohamed morsi was urged to embrace all egyptians, to work for national reconciliation. his speech that you mentioned did say that he would be the president for everyone, for christians, for minorities, for women, listed all elements of society, the army, the police, the intelligence services, teachers, farmers. he went on and on embracing all egyptians. the truth of the matter is that half the country did not vote for him. 48% voted for shafiq. they want stability. they don't necessarily want an islamist leader. important to note, though, that shafiq did immediately send a message of congratulations to
mohamed morsi as did many of the neighboring arab states and indeed as did israel and of course the united states as well, urging him to work with all egyptians and create sort of a reconciliation government. i had the opportunity to interview him before the first round of presidential elections and to ask some of those questions. i asked about the fears of many here in egypt and around the world that a muslim brotherhood can did the might in fact introduce an islamic fundamentalist bureaucracy. >> translator: the egyptian people are freely making their choice now, and they are the ones who chose the parliament. we are talking about elections and democracy. if the egyptian people have chosen their leaders, then there won't be any room for worry. we want to transform from a president of the institution to an institution of the presidency to an executive branch that represents the people's true will and implements their public interest.
>> if you were president, do you see egypt as more like turkey, an islamic democracy, or more like iran, which is more fundamentist and autocratic? >> translator: there is no such thing called an islamic democracy. there is democracy only, and democracy is the instrument that is present now. the people are the source of authority. the social mind set is there are a people, and the people chooses. that's democracy. that agrees with consultation called for in islam. with that we are eager for freedom. we are eager for justist. social justice and a democratic constitutional state. we see egypt as a democratic country. the people's will should be impleme implemented. >> what about the role of women? can a woman under a muslim brotherhood presidency once the constitution is written -- do you agree with a woman running for president? >> translator: i see it being
called the presidency of the muslim brotherhood, but it is the presidency of egypt. the president of egypt in the next period will be chosen and elected by egyptians. if they pick the head of the freedom and justice party, he will represent all egyptians. in that case, it will be a constitutional presidency. he will follow the law and the constitution that applies to all. the role of women in egyptian society is clear. women's rights are equal to men. women have complete rights just like men. there shouldn't be any kind of distinction between egyptians except that that is based on the constitution and law. >> can you guarantee to the women of egypt that if you were to be president, that the law that currently exists that makes it a criminal offense to sexually abuse women will not be overturned, will not be struck down? >> translator: rights will be based on the constitution.
so all egyptians, whether muslims or christians, men or women, everyone and all will agree to it and will themselves call for it in the constitution. and that means there is no need for worry at all over any kind of abusive power. it will be impossible to allow these kinds of abuse in the shadow of a constitutional state, a lawful state, a state that protects the dignity of a person. there is no room for any abuse of any kind of egyptians or even those who reside in the land of egypt who aren't e jip chgyptie. >> so what i hear you saying is that you the knew constitution should keep that law and make sure women are protected. >> of course. >> thanks for saying that in english. i hear you loud and clear. so will the women. let me ask you about a different issue. do you think that a woman should run for president in egypt?
>> remember, you are a woman. >> exactly. >> i respect you. >> thank you. and all the egyptian women are hoping they will be respected and their rights will be guaranteed. now that i have you here, i just want you to say it loud and clear. >> yeah, loudly and clearly. all egyptian womans have the same rights like the men. they are all my sisters, my daughters, my wife and my mother. they are all egyptians. there is no differences whatsoever among the people in egypt, the people of egypt based on anything like belief or sex or whatever you call or you name. >> reporter: so before the elections, those were his words. people here are going to keep him to it because as i said, they're very concerned that they do have all their rights protected. he kept talking about a constitution, a constitution has not yet been written.
also, let's not forget that right now he is the president of egypt, but he doesn't have much power because the military holds all the power. staff, the supreme council of the armed forces has dissolved. all these questions are out there to be resolved in the future. and mohamed morsi does come from the more conservative wing of the muslim brotherhood, although he has resigned officially from the muslim brotherhood the moment he was named as the president elect. >> all right. we are going to be analyzing all of this in great detail, what happens next, the lack of constitution, the disillusion of the parliament. we'll be chatting with you, of course, live in cairo just a little bit later during this special hour. well, we were seeing these live images from cairo. fireworks are still going off. families, we understand, are still coming in, bringing in their children to celebrate what
they see as a historic day, a non-military, non-monarch head of the country. mohamed morsi elected president of egypt. once again, live pictures from cairo's tahrir square. the place to be to see egyptian history in the making. remember what it looked like back in february last year as the crowd reacted to news that the then president hosni mubarak had stepped down. and here was the scene sunday when morsi supporters heard the announcement of his victory. we get a sense of what it was like to be in tahrir square at that very historic moment. >> to say there's a celebration in egypt would be an understatement. just a little while ago the supreme presidential election commission announced that mohamed morsi is egypt's next president. as you can see, thousands and thousands of people are here in tahrir square celebrating.
it was just over a year and a half ago when protesters came to this square to overthrow president hosni mubarak. this is actually the first time that egypt has ever had a democratically elected president. just to show, a guy handed me this poster of mohamed morsi saying that he's the man that's going to be egypt's next president and the savior of egypt. i also want to point out, there are other groups in the square other than the muslim brotherhood, who are revolutionary groups in the square who are no so much for morsi but against shafiq. today everyone is celebrating in tahrir square. doesn't matter if you're for the muslim brotherhood or the revolution. >> another eyewitness to history. he was also in tahrir square when the official results of egypt's first democratic presidential election were announced. his book "liberation square"
will be published in january. he joins us live from cairo. is this the rebirth of your nation? >> it's about a quarter of the way there. it is not a rebirth. i mean, i think a lot of people -- and even a lot of people that are happy that mohamed morsi and not shafiq is president, will admit this is a slightly bittersweet moment. to a large chunk of the egyptian electora electorate, the choice between morsi and shafiq was a depressing choice, was a mubarak-era choice. it was a sine thgn that we have gone as far as we would have liked to now. i think a lot of people -- the core son stit core constituencies of each people.
anybody but shafiq voting for morsi. >> let me ask you what your personal reelection was today as you saw people pour into tahrir square once again at the announcement that mohamed morsi, a former muslim brotherhood member, imprisoned himself by the regime of hosni mubarak, is now president when hosni mubarak is in prison. >> it was hard not to enjoy the irony of that no matter what you feel about the muslim brotherhood or mohamed morsi. today in tahrir square, it was infectious. it was huge. the crowds in tahrir as i left a couple hours ago were as large as they were on the night that mubarak resigned. i was impressed with the outpouring. there were thousands more coming. this looks like a street party that's going to go on until dawn. >> i've got to ask you, many people around the world are watching this. they hear muslim brotherhood president. we'll get into, you know, his powers a little later with other
guests. some of them say we should be concerned. this is an islamist now at head of egypt. should they be? >> i think there's reason for concern, absolutely. i don't subscribe to the level of panic that i think a lot of other people have. i mean, personally having watched the muslim brotherhood operate on the political scene before and after the revolution, i'm not afraid of them imposing. i'm afraid of them being deal cutters and kind of snakes. they're politicians. they're pragmatists to the point of being cynical. i'm far more worried about muslim brotherhood cutting a deal with the military than i am about them trying to create the muslim republic of egypt. >> pleasure talking to you on this historic day for your country. thanks very much for joining us
on cnn. well, this did turn out to be a close election between morsi and shafiq. take a look at the official numbers from the electoral commission. morsi with 51.73% of the vote in the two-man runoff. shafiq, a man of the old regime, he got 48.27% in the end. morsi supporters broke out in tears when they heard their candidate was declared the winner. a member of the muslim brotherhood eesz party reacted to morsi's win a little earlier. listen. >> congratulations for each and every egyptian on the face of the earth. it's just a moment in history we've been waiting for it for the past 7,000 years. this is the first time in history we have our own president elected by us, the
power of the people now is in the hands of president, and the president has to go and move forward with what the people want. this is a great moment in the history of egypt. >> that, of course, a supporter of morsi. shafik supporters, you can see these images here. shocked to learn of their candidate's narrow loss. listen to this. >> all we wanted was to develop our country to occupy the position it deserves. so again, we're hoping for that. hopefully he'll develop egypt. hopefully he'll be fair and be the president of all egyptian, not only the muslim brotherhood group. >> and in the uncertainty proceeding the electoral commissions announcement, both candidates, you'll remember, had claimed victory at one point.
shafik has reportedly sent a message to morsi congratulating him on his victory. no public concession speech, if you will. these reports he has at least perhaps more privately congratulated his rival. well, people around the world are weighing in on the election results. it matters a lot to the region, to israel, to the united states, to europe. we'll show you what they are all saying next. there's celebration today, bhau does the future hold for egypt? what about the military? are they grabbing on to power with the intention of holding on to it? we'll talk with stephen cook. we'll be right back. with the spark cash card from capital one,
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welcome back. a historic day for egypt and indeed for the arab world. a muslim brotherhood candidate, mohamed morsi, selected president of egypt. the military still very much in control. it dissolved through a court ruling parliament. it also issued a constitutional addendum, gives itself more power, stripping some of that power from the president. images coming to us from tahrir square as we've been hearing from some of our guests. tahrir square, just as full of ordinary egyptians today as it was on the night that hosni mubarak stepped down. what about the united states? what does it say or think about
egypt's new muslim brotherhood president? our world affairs correspondent joins me from our washington bureau with american reaction to all these events. hi, jill. >> hey, hala. first, the white house issued a statement, and significantly, it congratulated mr. morsi on his victory. that was important because there was concern. i mean, a few hours before things were looking as if maybe either way it was not going to turn out very well. there were problems the u.s. could foresee in both scenarios. whether mr. morsi was declared the winner, the u.s. really, i think, breathed a sigh of relief. here's the statement they initially issued from the press secretary. the united states congratulates dr. mohamed morsi on his victory in egypt's presidential election, and we congratulate the egyptian people for this milestone in their transition to democracy. we look forward to working together with president elect morsi and the government he
forms on the basis of mutual respect to advance the many shared interests between egypt and the united states. and then not too long after that, president obama called both gentlemen, both the man who won, mr. morsi, and also general shafiq. interestingly, hala, if you look at both those statements and what he said to both of them, they're similar in a way. congratulations, of course, to morsi, but saying the u.s. will continue to support egypt's transition to democracy and stand by the egyptian people. to general shafiq, encouraging him to continue to play a role in egyptian politics by supporting the democratic process and also working to unify the egyptian people. so in both cases, what they are doing in a way is going over the individuals to the principle, which is a continuation of moving along toward democracy
and a big call out to help the egyptian people unite. that's one of the key issues right now. >> okay, jill. thanks very much. we'll catch up with jill more later with morecoming from the united states. steven cook is a senior fellow from middle eastern relations. he joins us also live from washington. you heard the results when we heard the results. mohamed morsi, muslim brotherhood, president of egypt. what did you think when you heard it? what does the future hold for this country? >> well, this is yet another extraordinary moment in the last 17 months of extraordinary moments. it is certainly a tremendous change. it's something that sis unexpected. despite the celebrations we're seeing in tahrir square right now, there's much to be done before we can say that egypt is firmly on the path of democracy.
first, the muslim brotherhood itself does not have very good democratic credentials. secondly, the supreme council of the armed forces continues to hold most of the power here. >> steven, should we trust either the muslim brotherhood or the military leaders right now who are still very much in charge, by the way? should we trust them? >> no, i don't think we should. i think that they've all said many different things about supporting the goals of the revolution. they've also said things that have raised concern about the goals of the revolution. i think the important thing now is to measure the brotherhood and the supreme council by what they do now. right now, though, it does not seem that the military is actually willing to hand over power. although, they may be willing to hand over day-to-day administration of egypt. the brotherhood has much to prove beyond its core
constituency as far as the role of women in society, outreach to all egyptians, as they say they want. they need to go ahead and do that. >> what about the muslim brotherhood, for instance, could surprise us in a positive way? they know they need tourists to come back. they need this economy to bounce back. unemployment is a disaster in egypt right now. foreign direct investment has dwindled to nothing. the muslim brotherhood knows it needs to reassure the world. >> indeed, it does. it has already been going through some arguments about why it will go back to the united states and seek additional aid and seek aid from the international monetary fund. he's suggested the united states must do this as a form of apology for the support for mubarak over the course of 30 years. indeed the brotherhood does need to reach out. there is always the possibility that it will be a force for change in egypt, positive change
in egypt. i think it's an empirical question. >> we're going to have to wait and see. it's the old cliche. i suppose we'll only know once things actually end up happening. in a country like egypt with so many surprises over the last several weeks. steven cook, always a pleasure talking to you. thanks so much. so we've been talking a lot about this muslim brotherhood winner of the egyptian presidential election, mohamed morsi. who is he? what does he stand for? coming up, hear what he says about international relations, about relations with israel, and we'll talk more about mohamed morsi and what the world and indeed his country, men and women, can expect from him. stay with us. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550
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once the original muslim brotherhood candidate was disqualified. he's known as a conserve among conservatives. his campaign ran on the slogan "islam is the solution," though he says he will not try to turn egypt into an islamist fundamentist state. we turn once more to christiane amanpour. let me ask you about what's going on behind you. i keep reading tahrir square is as full tonight as it was on february 11th of last year. i can still see fireworks. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. it looks very, very much like a street party down there in tahrir square. there's no element of tension. there's no element of any kind of manners. you know, people were worried before the official election result was announced that there might be some kind of violence, depending on which way it went.
the military staff that denounce the military ruling council, they had issued orders for shoot to kill if there was going to be any aggression against any government buildings or against the police. they had deployed many, many extra police and security forces throughout the country. but it's turned out to be, up until now, and probably throughout the next several days and weeks, a very peaceful, relief and release. even though we've been mentioning throughout this program the challenges that morsi will face, the fact he doesn't have full presidential powers, people do see this as a transformational moment. as one of our guests said earlier on, for 7,000 years of egyptian history, people have not been able to freely choose the person that they wish to represent them as a national leader. and somebody said to me down there earlier this evening, this is the happiest moment of my life. for the first time i've been able to cast a vote and it matters. we've been able to elect our leader.
and this is something of enormous pride for the people of egypt. >> we can see that's what they're celebrating. let's talk a little bit more about mohamed morsi and his foreign policy plans for the country. you spoke to him just a few weeks ago about, for instance, what egypt's relationship with israel, how that would evolve. what did he tell you about that in particular? >> reporter: well, i talked to him about many things. many people believe that actually morsi would or could possibly win because the muslim brotherhood is the most organized of all the political movements in egypt. and of course you know for 60 years this muslim brotherhood has been pursued by the state and now a member is head of state. what does that mean for relations with other countries? which had good relations with the former regime. for instance, the united states. i asked him about that. he said, of course we want good relationships with the united
states, but we want relationships based on mutual interest, mutual respect and disanity. you hear this a lot in this part of the world. it basically means they cannot expect the u.s. and others to have the kind of relations that are a one-way street as they pretty much did over the years of autocratic but friendly rulers. now the street will have a say in many, many areas, including foreign policy, or at least that's what these leaders hope. i also asked him about israel. because, indeed, israel has had a peace treaty with egypt for more than 30 years. interestingly, i had spoken to the israeli president last week when he came to the united states to receive the medal of freedom. he said, you know, while many people may be criticizing president mubarak, i believe he said he deserved respect because he has kept to the camp david accords and has prevented a war between israel and any other arab country for the last more than 30 years. so of course i put that to mr.
morsi. would he respect the camp david accords, would he especially not put that treaty to a referendum? >> translator: egypt is a great country. proud and ancient. and as a member ocf the united nations, egypt the institution, the state in its new regime, respects all treaties anne agreements that have been implemented between it and between the states of the world. with that, we confirm we respect all the treaties we have signed on to before as egyptians. at the same time, we say that what israelis have done in the past as violations must be take into account with the new egypt. an egypt with the message of peace. we cannot permit any form of aggression upon us, whether in words or deeds. it's now time for the israelis to know that the peace accord must be respected by both sides and no parties to it should violate it. >> as leader of the freedom and
justice party, you have, in the past, before you became the leader of this party, called israeli leaders vampires and killers. you basically side that even if you're president, you won't meet with the leaders. how is that going to work if you're president and you have a peace treaty with israel? >> translator: we want balanced international relations with all states of the world. we continue to protect the accords we have made with all. at the same time, we are able as egyptians with an elected president to protect our border and defend ourselves. we won't allow anyone to threat than border. whoever wants to live in peace and follow those treaties must show his sincerity. >> i just want to ask you one last question on the treaty with israel. you know, with all the translaying, i want to make sure i have it correctly. let me get it straight. are you saying that if you were president the treaty will stand, it will not go to a referendum, and you will respect that
treaty? >> yes, of course, i will. >> got it. loud and clear. >> get me another point. provided, i will respect that provided the other side keep it up and respect it. >> reporter: so of course israel today has congratulated the democratic process here in egypt and looks forward, says the official statement, to continuing to work in partnership in areas of mutual interest with egypt. hala. >> okay. christiane amanpour, thank you very much. live on this historic day in egypt. the country has elected a new president, a former muslim brotherhood member of the freedom and justice party, the political wing of the brotherhood. he's resigned from that post. he's promising to be the president of all egyptians. with christiane we were discussing foreign relations
between egypt and israel from particular. how is israel reacting? the prime minister has issued a statement in reaction to this historic event today. for details, we turn to alyse. what are we hearing from the israelis today? >> reporter: well, hala, as we just heard, a very measured statement saying they -- the israelis appreciate the democratic process, accept the results and look forward to moving forward. no congratulations for the egyptian people, as we've heard from other leaders around the world. no congratulations for mohamed morsi. israeli officials say, you know, this came -- it wasn't unexpected and, listen, the question is not whether muslim brotherhood likes israel. israel knows exactly how the muslim brotherhood feels about them. the question is, how are they going to deal with israel going forward? now that they're in power, will they be vindictive towards the west, towards israel? will they try to be more
pragmatic? israel really doesn't know who he's going to appoint to have contacts with this government. is he going to delegate contacts from the military, or is he going to have a foreign minister not from his party, not from his supporters that will possibly deal with israel? relations are not very good right now. they're likely to be kind of a little bit frozen for the time being. they say that -- israeli officials tell me they expect president elect morsi to have to deal with real, immediate, domestic, pressing issues. the economy, uniting the nation, and they'll have to see how the relationship shakes out. >> has there been any contact on any level between israelis and members of the freedom and justice party, or do we not know that? >> reporter: not at all, hala. israeli officials tell me they've tried to put out feelers, tried to reach out to the freedom and justice party. one israeli official told me today there's not one member of the muslim brotherhood who wants
to have any contact with israel. that's really the rub right now. how are they going to deal with this government? obviously, there are pressing issues. the egyptian military and israeli military do have good ties. there's a lot of concern right now about what's going on on the border. it's been lawless since the revolution, since the fall of hosni mubarak. not only do you have hamas trying to exploit this lawlessness, this vacuum, but now you have other palestinian groups, even egypt and israeli officials as well say there's a growing al qaeda presence on the border that they're very concerned about. there have been some cross-border attacks. one israeli official was killed this week. they say now that an egyptian president has been elected, he needs to use all of his authority to deal with this situation because they see this as the most pressing issue between the two countries. >> all right. we'll see how it develops. eventually some communication is
going to have to take place. elise, thanks very much. so we've been saying it for the last 40-plus minutes. this is a truly historic moment for egypt. what about these challenges lying ahead as we leave you on live pictures of tahrir square in there's no parliament. there's no constitution. the military is holding on to much of the power. the muslim brotherhood candidate, many people still very much suspicious of their motives. we'll be right back. we'll be speaking with another guest next. stay with usz. you inspired a ron howard production. with your photographs.
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i try to find any words to express that happy neiness, ful our souls. we all love mohamed morsi. >> you know, you look at these images and for anyone who knows the middle east, can you imagine this happening two, three years ago? i'm certain very few people ever envisioned this. let's get more perspective on the results in egypt today. i was speaking with steven cook of cfr a little bit earlier. i asked him, should we trust the military? should we trust the muslim brotherhood? in a way, we don't have a choice, do we? >> well, president reagan said trust but verify. you know, when morsi was talking today, i kept thinking of hamlet. words, words, words. he gave promises to everybody.
he said that he loves everybody, including the military and the police who tormented him in the past, including the judiciary system, which annulled his parliament. we have to see how they will govern. the problem is he's a president of a truncated presidency. it's been hollowed by the military officers. he has no constitution. he has no parliament. he has to face the rising expectations of a young egyptian generation that expects to reap immediately the economic and political benefits of a revolution. >> so is the military basically hoping that it will have a presidential front man, figure head, without many powers, and still pull all the strings? >> absolutely. the egyptian military would like to do what the turkish military managed to do a few generations ago when they managed to clear the situation whereby there's a civilian government that takes
care of the day-to-day affairs, and the military government has privileges. that's what the military wants. the egyptian military has its own economic perks. they run factories, businesses. they don't want to pay taxes. they want these privileges, economic as well as political, maintained. my fear is that they will not end up like the turkish military. they might drive egypt and do what the pakistani military did to pakistan. that's the main fear of those who are criticizing or who have been krcritics of the military. >> talk about what that fear is. what are the perils? >> there would be no supervision, no checks and balances. you would have formal democratic functions but not necessarily a
real democracy. i always remind people that elections are not synonymous with democracy. democracy is much more than that. so far, we don't have democracy in egypt. that should be clear. you don't have checks and balances in the real sense. >> so these people in the square today, are they wrong to celebrate? >> no. i always -- i didn't want to be intoxicated with the triumph of the moment back in february of last year. that's why i'm still a skeptic about what's likely to take place in egypt. >> because these people -- i'm sorry to jump in. these people, will they let the military or the brotherhood or anyone else at this stage in this revolution get away with grabbing power and keeping their privileges and continuing to be corrupt? >> no, we've seen the aspirations of people everywhere
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the jubilation wasn't confined to tahrir square. people were also celebrating in traffic, and traffic, as you all know, is a thing in cairo. here's dan rivers. >> reporter: we were on our journey out of cairo when it was gridlock and everyone was waiting for the result. now suddenly the streets have been freed up literally, and the country has politically as well according to those who think mohamed morsi represents egypt's best hope. of course, there are concerns about islamist credentials, and
there are concerns about what happens next, but right now look at their faces. do they look concerned? they look delighted. they can't believe this is over. so many particularly would go the other way. there were predictions of violence. there were suggestions that there would be fits by the army or the electoral commission, but not a bit of it. >> that's going to do it for our special coverage of egypt, a historic vote. thanks for joining us. our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering.
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