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Who Won the Egyptian Election?

9:25 PM, Jun 20, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
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Egyptian state television is reporting that authorities are delaying announcement of the results of last week's presidential election.


The results had been scheduled to be announced tomorrow, "but the Supreme Elections Commission (SPEC) says it needs more time to look into complaints" presented by the candidates. Both contestants for the top spot—the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq, onetime prime minister under former president Hosni Mubarak—believe that they won. The Muslim Brotherhood has called for its supporters to gather in Tahrir Square, ground zero of the protest movement that brought down Mubarak, which has set the scene for a nasty confrontation with the army should it turn out that Shafiq, regarded as the military and security establishment's preferred candidate, is the top vote-getter.

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