At 10:30 a.m. today (Philadelphia time) the Election Commission announced that Dr. Mohammed Morsi has won the presidential election with nearly 52% of the votes cast in his favor. His opponent Ahmed Shafiq - an old guard of the Mubarak era - received nearly 48% of the votes.
So, for the first time in modern Egypt, her people had chosen one of their own in a free election. It is Dr. Morsi, who is a fellow alumnus from my university - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he earned his PhD in engineering.
Congratulations to Dr. Morsi.