Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections (JEWISH PRESS) By: Jewish Press Staff Reporter 06/18/12)
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Although results from Cairo give establishment candidate Shafiq a 58
percent lead in the capital, winning Cairo will not be enough to put
Shafiq ahead of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mursi in 27 governorates.
If these results stand, Mursi will have won Egypt’s first post-
uprising elections with 51.89 per cent of the vote, succeeding
toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Downtown Cairo is filled with the sounds of horns and chants as Mursi
supporters are descending on Tahrir Square.
Official results will be announced by the Supreme Presidential
Electoral Commission on Thursday, June 21, and the ruling military
council will “hand over power” on 30 June.
As the vote count began on Sunday, a decree from the ruling military
council assigned only limited powers to the new head of state, and
reclaimed for the military council the legislative rights of the
Islamist-led parliament, after the Supreme Council of the Armed
Forces (SCAF) dissolved parliament last week.
Both Liberal and Islamist opponents denounced this as a “military
The Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi was in weekend a run-off election
against Ahmed Shafik, former prime minister under the deposed and
ailing Hosni Mubarak.
“The results posted by the Mursi campaign on their website, which
show Mursi in the lead, reflect to a large degree the results tallied
by the electoral committee,” the member, who asked not to be named,
Other officials contacted by Reuters refused to comment on the
“The election commission has nothing to do with the announced
results,” committee member Mohamed Momtaz said, while a second
member, Osama Salama said: “We are still conducting the tally
process.” (© 2012 JewishPress. 06/18/12)
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