Yemenis rejoice over Morsi’s victory
Before announcing the results, many Yemenis eagerly awaited the poll results, saying Morsi’s win will positively affect Yemen’s future.
“I could die of joy,” Alyan Al-Haysami, an independent youth activist, said. “He is the first Arab president to win after free elections.”
Salah Al-Asadi, a journalist and independent pro-democracy protester, said Morsi’s “victory will boost Yemen’s revolution.” He said the resultssend a strong message to Yemen’s ousted regime.
To celebrate the news, Al-Asadi distributed deserts and juice to neighbors, friends and family.
Positive messages aboutMorsi’s victory have filled the pages of Yemenis using social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
“Eventually, the will of Egypt’s people has won,” Aref Al-Omari, an anti-regime protester, wrote on his Facebook page.
Hamood Hazza’a, a youth activist, said he never clapped or rejoiced in his life as he did when the results were announced.
“I’m overwhelmed with joy today,” he said. “Before the declaration of the result, suspense was killing me.”
Different political entities, including Houthis and several other prominent figures, congratulated Morsi on his decisive victory, hoping that the result would lend to an improvement of the situations in all Arab countries facing change and transitions.