Egypt’s president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, took a formal oath of office before Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court on Saturday, June 30, as the country’s first freely elected civilian president.
SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I swear by Almighty Allah that I will sincerely preserve the republican system, respect the constitution and the law, look after the interests of the people completely, and protect the nation's independence and the safety of its lands."
Morsi addressed the Constitutional Court, noting that he respects the judiciary system and the legislative system, and that he will do his job to protect the independence of these authorities, stressing that Egypt would remain a strong country with the help of its people.
He highlighted that Egypt is a civil, constitutional and modern state.
President Morsi then headed to Cairo University for his official inauguration ceremony, where he addressed the nation before former MPs of Egypt’s houses of parliament and other political figures.
Head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami Annan, founder of the Constitution Party Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian scientist and Noble Prize Laureate Ahmed Zowail and PM Kamal El-Ganzouri attended the ceremony.
Morsi praised the armed forces for the critical role they played during the revolution that toppled Egypt’s former regime of Hosni Mubarak, noting that the army will return to their barracks with their original role of protecting the borders of the country.
Moris said that he would work to maintain national security and protect the borders of the nation along with the armed forces.
SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I will do my best to preserve our national security and protect the borders of this nation along with the Armed Forces, the shield and sword of the nation."
Morsi also expressed appreciation to the role played by judges, the armed forces and police officers for supervising and securing the elections process and ensuring its transparency.
He pledged to both Muslims and Christians to draw up a better future for Egypt and to fulfill the goals of the revolution: freedom, social justice and dignity.
Morsi addressed families of the revolution’s victims, vowing to bring justice for the casualties and injures of the revolution.
In a symbolic gesture, Morsi took an oath of office before tens of thousands of his supporters at Tahrir Square on Friday, June 29, where he delivered a speech to the nation, vowing to provide social justice and a good standard of living for all Egyptians.
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: June 30, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: June 30, 2012
Video Size: 132 MB
1- Various external shots of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court headquarters in Cairo
2- Various shots of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi addressing judges of the constitutional court
3- SOUNDBITE 1 (Arabic) – Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I swear by Almighty Allah that I will sincerely preserve the republican system, respect the constitution and the law, look after the interests of the people completely, and protect the nation's independence and the safety of its lands." 4- Wide external shot of Cairo University
5- Pan right shot of the attendees during the inauguration ceremony after Morsi swears in the oath of office
6- Medium shot of Morsi addressing the attendees during the ceremony
7- Medium shot of head of the SCAF Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Chief of Staff Sami Anan, Egyptian scientist Ahmed Zoueil and founder of Constitution Party Mohamed El-Baradei seating in the first row, cheering while listening to Morsi speech
8- Medium shot of President Morsi addressing the attendees
9- Various shots of the ceremony
10- SOUNDBITE 2 (Arabic) – Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi:
"I will do my best to preserve our national security and protect the borders of this nation along with the Armed Forces, the shield and sword of the nation." 11-
12- Medium shot of Morsi concluding his speech
13- Various shots of the attendees cheering
14- Various shots of Morsi greeting the people and leaving after finishing his speech