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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 of vote-rigging against Shafiq, accusing the Brotherhood candidate of "spreading lies about the results of the vote all along.”
Moreover, Sarhan added that final results are not to be announced before all the violations had been verified and all appeals examined by the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC).
Meanwhile, the media coordinator of Shafiq’s campaign told Ahram Online, "Mursi’s campaign is spreading fake news of victory in order to be able to claim vote-rigging when Shafiq wins,”
The presidential runoffs have witnessed a tight competition between Ahmed Shafiq and his rival, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, while indications so far put Mursi in the lead - 51.74 percent to 48.25 percent - with ninety-nine percent of votes reported according to the campaign of the Brotherhood leading figure.
[Developed in partnership with Ahram Online.]
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