From the Editors
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 ...Keep Reading »
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, ...Keep Reading »
Sarah El-Rashidi is a writer for Ahram Online.
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