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We will respect election results: Brotherhood's Ghozlan

Muslim Brotherhood spokesmen affirms that group will respect results of presidential runoff, claiming that winner is already known

Ahram Online, Saturday 23 Jun 2012
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Muslim Brotherhood's spokesman Mohamed Ghozlan (Photo: AP)
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Mohamed Ghozlan, spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood, spoke Saturday about Egypt's presidential elections while on a visit to Beirut, claiming that the results of the second round runoff is "already known."

Preliminary results published by the Muslim Brotherhood put Mohamed Morsi, the Brotherhood's candidate, in the lead with almost 52 per cent of the vote.

Morsi faced former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the run-off.

Ghozlan confirmed that the group will respect any result, due to be announced tomorrow at 3pm, adding that, "the people have what it takes to defend their own free will."

A number of newspapers have accused the Muslim Brotherhood of cooking up an aggressive reaction in case their candidate loses. Al-Dostor newspaper went as far as claiming that the group was planning "the massacre of the century."

Islamist groups along with revolutionary movements called for a million-man march Friday to protest what is seen as SCAF's interference in the democratic transition.

Ghozlan underlined that all such protests are peaceful.

On Thursday, the Muslim Brotherhood's second in command, Khairat El-Shater, expressed his concern on the timing of rumours about the reported death of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, claiming that such rumours pave the way for the presidential post to go fraudulently to Shafiq.

Ghozlan denied all reports of a deal between the Brotherhood and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that would facilitate a Morsi win.

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Dr Mostafa Jahangir
24-06-2012 11:20am
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The world has become blind so as Shafiq supporters!
The world knows who has won the election-it's MB Dr Mursi.I am sick of seeing how Shafiq supporters are claiming his victory.The world is watching this shameful work of SCAF and blind supporters of Shafiq.Has Egypt gone mad?
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Jane Seymour
23-06-2012 11:41pm
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The Brotherhood ONLY show respect to the MB
This comment means that they respect themselves only, as they are declaring themselves the winner! I am not sure whether it is part of Egyptian culture or against the tenants of Islamic religion to 'boast' continuously! It seems to be part of the MB culture, they have no diplomacy and sensitivity seems totally foreign to them. I am sort of surprised they call their political wing 'Freedom and Justice' when they don't seem to show either!
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obaid
24-06-2012 11:01am
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This comment reflects ur lack of knowledge about MB
Also try to know something about Ahmed Shafik, SCAF and their dirty doings..elections full of malpractices, killing of alot of innocent humans, filthy games inorder to keep powers...so on
Chopra
24-06-2012 03:18am
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MB's real identity
All events since the old regime was toppled by SCAF not by MB was part of a plan to expose the brother hood in front of the ordinary egyptian masses, and gain respect and confidence of people in SCAF and also military soldiers themselves self became aware of the political scene in egypt since bieng on the streets for this long time.and hence masses who came to streets to support SCAF proves they are much better politicians than any other political party in egypt. MB know that they have made stupid mistakes trying to become politicans where as they themselves do not believe in democracy or are either aware of it.
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