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Sarah El-Rashidi

Shafiq's Campaign Claims Candidate is Winning Egypt President Runoff with Fifty-Two Percent

[Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi wins (according to FJP) Egypt's presidential elections. Image originally posted to Flickr by Johnathan Rashad.]

In an electric atmosphere, members of Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign have said that their candidate is leading the race, frustrated with what they referred to as “facade” results of Mursi’s winning. “We’ve spotted massive violations from Mursi’s campaign, and according to our counting, our candidate is leading with fifty-one to fifty-two percent,” said Ahmed Sarhan, spokesman of Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign. Sarhan further said that Mursi’s campaign should drop all their allegations ...

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Egyptian Presidential Elections, Day One: Turnout and Trends

[The voters check if they are registered at the Orman school polling station. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

The first day of Egypt’s historic presidential elections appears to have passed without incident. Rising voter turnout throughout the day led Hatem Begato, secretary-general of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC), to extend voting hours by one hour to nine pm to accommodate the increasing numbers. Out of thirteen official candidates, leading contenders belong to three principal ideological fronts. The principal secular candidates include Ahmed Shafiq, ...

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