Last Update 0:4
Sunday, 11 April 2021

Updated: Egypt's new President Morsi at Cairo University for inauguration

No longer President-elect after officially swearing the oath, Mohamed Morsi arrives in Cairo University for his inauguration ceremony, which will be attended by the leaders of the military council

Ahram Online, Saturday 30 Jun 2012
President Mohamed Morsi addresses the nation from Tahrir on 29 June 2012 (Photo: AP)
Views: 3895
Views: 3895

Egypt's newly-sworn in President Mohamed Morsi arrives to Cairo University main campus for his official inauguration ceremony.

Seated in the first row are: Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF); Chief of Staff Samy Anan; reform presidential hopeful, Mohamed ElBaradei; former minister of foreign affairs, Amr Moussa; scientist Ahmed Zoueil and PM Kamal El-Ganzouri of the interim government.

The head of the High Constitutional Court and of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission, Farouq Sultan, gives a speech.

Morsi entered Cairo University's Grand Ballroom for his official inauguration, welcomed by a blast of cheers and audience chanting "The people and the army are one hand," followed by a Quran recital by prominent reciter, Ahmed Nea Na.

Most of the attendees – thousands - were already settled inside the University's Grand Ballroom, which is at full capacity.

MP and leader in the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party Mohamed El-Beltagy stated that President Morsi will reiterate his presidential oath for members of the dissolved parliament during the inauguration.

President Mohamed Morsi gave his oath in front of the general assembly of the the High Constitutional Court Saturday morning.

Morsi had recited a symbolic oath on Friday in front of hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square.

Short link:



© 2010 Ahram Online.