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Morsi, Shafiq officially in Egypt's presidential elections runoffs
SPEC officially announces Brotherhood's candidate Morsi and ex-Mubarak premier Shafiq will face off in second round of Egypt's presidential elections slated for 16 and 17 June
Ahram Online, Monday 28 May 2012
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The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) officially announced Monday that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi and ex-Mubarak prime minister Ahmed Shafiq will face off in the second round of Egypt's presidential elections, slated for 16 and 17 June.

The SPEC also announced the final overall vote count of the top five candidates from all 27 governorates, as follows:

  1. Mohamed Morsi ( 5,764,952 votes) 
  2. Ahmed Shafiq (5,505,327 votes)  
  3. Hamdeen Sabbahi (4,820,273 votes)
  4. Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh (4,065,239 votes)
  5. Amr Moussa (2,588,850 votes)

Total valid ballots were 23, 265,516; 406,720 ballots were found invalid. Turnout was 46.42 per cent of registered voters.

The last time Egyptians went to the polls to choose a president in September 2005, in the first-ever "multi-candidate elections" in the history of thr country, 7.1 million people cast ballots out of a pool of 32 million eligible voters that year.

Then-president Hosni Mubarak secured 87 per cent of the vote (6.3 million votes), while liberal lawyer Ayman Nour finished a distant second with 7 per cent (540,000 votes).



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Ali
31-05-2012 11:23pm
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Eternal memory of Martyr
Shafiq fascist!
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Taz
28-05-2012 05:20pm
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Shafiq for president insa'allah..
otherwise Mr, chubby Ahamdinejad will step on our necks
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ZAID
28-05-2012 04:53pm
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Mursi the clear favorite
In the main, Fotouh and Sabbahi votes are going toward Mursi while many of Moussa's will vote for Shafiq. Overall, Mursi can be expected to overwhelm the polling on June 16/17. A happy day for Egypt and a significant victory for the world.
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salman mohamed
28-05-2012 04:20pm
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good wish for egyptians
I wish for the Egyptian people success in their elections without any problem.
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