Egypt's Morsi calls for maintaining 'revolution'

In a message published on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Morsi said that "I have committed mistakes, but I have never betrayed trust".

Egypt's Morsi calls for maintaining 'revolution'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi has called on what he described "revolutionaries" to close ranks and maintain their peaceful revolution.

In a message published on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Morsi said that "I have committed mistakes, but I have never betrayed trust".

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was removed from power by the military last July following massive protests against his one-year rule.

He is being tried on multiple charges, including jailbreak, incitement to murder and espionage.

His message came one day after Egypt's electoral commission declared former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who led the army to oust Morsi, Egypt's president.

In his Facebook message, Morsi appealed to revolutionaries to maintain their peaceful activities, promising them to be victorious soon.

"This is my confidence in God," Morsi said. "The vast majority of the Egyptian people stand behind you," he added.

He said the majority of Egyptians had made the world hear theirs "deafening silence" during last week's presidential election, describing the vote as a "farce".

Nearly 47 percent of Egypt's around 54 million eligible voters turned out in last week's three-day vote, according to the presidential election commission.

The government had declared the second day of voting a public holiday and the electoral commission extended the vote by an extra day in an attempt to urge a high voter turnout.

Speaking about his one-year rule, Morsi said he did his best to fight corruption.

"I sometimes hit the goal," Morsi said. "Other times I fell short of doing this," he added.

The deposed leader said that he had never betrayed the trust of the Egyptian people, vowing to keep fighting corruption to the end of his life.

Morsi went on to encourage Egypt's youth to keep protesting, saying all free peoples around the world did not recognize the change of government in Egypt.

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