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Egypts' Mohammed Morsi: I Won - Ahmed Shafiq: I Won!

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                        Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq

by Joseph Earnest  June 19, 2012


Newscast Media CAIRO, Egypt—After the conclusion of Egypt's presidential election, both candidates are claiming victory. The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was the first to declare victory over his opponent Ahmed Shafiq. The Morsi campaign team displayed what they claim is proof of his presidential election victory at a press conference Tuesday.


"Dr. Mohamed Mursi won 52 per cent of the votes (13,238,298), while Ahmed Shafiq won 48 per cent (12,351,184). This is based on results at polling stations issued on Sunday and Monday, and the tally of Egyptians voting abroad," a spokesperson for Morsi's campaign said.  


Mohamed Morsi's campaign said he won 52.5 percent of the vote in the presidential runoff election that took place Saturday and Sunday. Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq won 47.5 percent, according to the campaign, with a difference of about 1 million votes.


Meanwhile, Ahmed Shafiq's campaign dismissed what it called 'lies' about Morsi winning, confirming their candidate's victory.

"The Egyptian public will know the truth, Shafiq is leading the race not Mursi," said Ahmed Sarhan spokesman of shafiq's campaign. Sarhan later stressed that "no one is president till Thursday."

Shafiq's campaign has claimed their candidate winning with earlier on Monday after all elections violations have been verified from their side. The campaign claims that Shafiq is winning with at least 200,000 votes.

The hysterics continued when the Presidential Elections Commission said it is not responsible for results announced by presidential candidates' campaigns, a commission member said Monday. Omar Salama, a member of the commission’s general secretariat, said in an interview with privately owned satellite channel CBC that some ballots hadn’t been counted yet and that appeals will be reviewed.

He said it is still too early for celebrations in the streets, and that the commission would announce the official results Thursday.  Add Comments>>






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