Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
Egyptians gathered again on Tahrir Square to celebrate the announcement of a new president. People danced and sang as former military leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was officially named the country's new leader.
A number of men put on trial for sexually assaulting women on Cairo's Tahrir Square during various public rallies in recent years have been jailed for long terms by an Egyptian court. Five were given life sentences.
The change needed to bring about a new, democratic Middle East can only come from within, says DW's Naser Schruf. It's the only way to effectively counter terrorist groups like the "Islamic State."
Former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has captured more than 90 percent of the votes in Egypt's presidential election, according to unofficial results. Polling had been extended an extra day due to low turnout.
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