Report: Shafiq to be Declared Egypt´s President (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari, Canada 06/23/12)
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Egypt´s electoral body is set to announce Ahmed Shafiq as the
country´s new president on Sunday, local government sources claimed
According to a report on the website of the Egyptian newspaper Al-
Ahram, Western diplomats in Cairo also said they have heard similar
predictions from Cabinet members over the last three days.
A source in the current government told the newspaper that Shafiq
will be declared the winner with 50.7 percent of the vote.
Sources at the Presidential Electoral Commission would not confirm to
the claims of a Shafiq win.
Shafiq, who was deposed President Hosni Mubarak´s last prime
minister, repeated on Thursday his claim of victory in weekend runoff
He accused the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate ran against him,
of “playing games” to put pressure on election authorities before
announcement of the official results. He also accused the group of
striking “backdoor deals” with outside powers to sway the results and
urged world capitals not to interfere.
The Brotherhood also declared soon after the election that its
candidate, Mohammed Morsi, had won.
Egypt´s election commission had been scheduled to announce the
results of the runoff on Thursday, but delayed the announcement as it
was looking into appeals from lawyers of both candidates into alleged
campaign violations and disputed vote counting.
The commission said it won´t release the results till at least the
weekend, and possibly even later. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/23/12)
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