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Egypt: Partial results show small Brotherhood lead

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi and Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq advance to run-off elections next month

Partial results from Egypt's first genuinely competitive presidential elections showed the candidate of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood leading with a narrow edge in a five-way race.

 

This is likely to bring Mohamed Mursi to run-off elections scheduled for June 16-17 but leaves the question wide open as to whether he will win.

 

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Egyptians voted Wednesday and Thursday to choose their first president after last year's popular uprising that ousted ruler Hosni Mubarak.

 


מורסי מצביע. 2.7 מיליון קולות (צילום: AFP)

Mursi voting (Photo: AFP)

 


שאפיק. התמודדות קדחתנית (צילום: רויטרס)

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq (Photo: Reuters)

 

Contending for second place are Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, moderate Islamist Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh and leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, who marked a surprise last-minute surge.

 

Ballots from 18 of Egypt's 27 governorates had been counted by mid-morning on Friday.

 

 

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פרסום ראשון: 05.25.12, 12:34
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