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Shafiq to be named president on Sunday, claim govt sources
Egypt electoral body is set to announce victory for Brotherhood's opponent, according to several government figures and diplomats
Dina Ezzat, Friday 22 Jun 2012
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Farouk Sultan (C), head of the presidential election commission speaks (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's electoral body is set to announce Ahmed Shafiq as the country's new president on Sunday evening, several government sources claimed.

Western diplomats in Cairo also said they have heard similar predictions from Cabinet members over the last three days.
 
A source in the current government said that Shafiq will be declared victor with 50.7 per cent of the vote, in an outcome that is likely to be strongly disputed by the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Morsi.
 
Morsi's campaign has previously shrugged off Shafiq's claims of a victory, insisting they have compiled strong evidence to the contrary. 
 
Sources at the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) would not confirm to Ahram Online the claims of a Shafiq win.
 
It is unclear if it is simply another salvo in the ongoing campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood.
 




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E.G.Khoga
23-06-2012 05:15pm
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Fail !
i don't know how a big magazine like you fail in translation !!! what wrote in the Arabic version NOT the same as in this one !!! damn "Google translation"!!! Fail :|
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mohamed
23-06-2012 11:20am
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how come
how would goverment source know? did they say that juges are independent and this should be a secret?why did not Ahram put that on arabic site?
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amana
23-06-2012 08:43am
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second revolution
dear egyptians. raise up for your rights. do not let the army and their masters ie felouls rob the revolution from you. REVOLUTION! DEFEND YOUR DIGNITY. this is what a respected nation will do.
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Amr
23-06-2012 07:26am
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Both candidates are crap!
Despite the fact that I am anti-Brotherhood, I think this "breaking news" is another flaw for Al-Ahram's coverage added to its previous ones. Factually, Al-Ahram has been the voice of the hybrid of military-police regime that maintains it's grip on Egypt since 1952 coup d'état. The coverage is another episode of Egypt's flawed media that has been under the auspices of retired generals who are loyal to their commanders. Shafiq will never win this election unless the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces passes its orders to the Supreme Presidential Election Commission to support the military candidate. To be frank, I am going to share the true revolutionary spirit and I will say it out loud; Stop the militarization of the country and down with the military rule, down with the military dictatorship. May God save Egypt from military dictators and religious fascists.
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Hatem Y. Ezz Eldin
23-06-2012 06:14am
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Calm on
Those who attack the writer or the paper please calm on. The journalist does his best to present you accurate information. No journalist want to fail. Don't make your personal political positions lead you to untrust or attack someone without reason. Egyptians, we really need to love each other and trust each other. Peace in this nation will only prevail when the power of love beats the love of power.
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American Egyptian
23-06-2012 05:40am
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Egypt - The Laughing Stock of the World
I am embarrased to tell people I am Egyptian because it is obvious that Egyptians cannot abide by rules or set procedures as is required by democracy. I have read articles that have likened Egypt to Pakistan! It is such a shame that Egypt is such a beautiful country but the majority of Egyptian's are scum! Egypt needs to follow the examples of modern day countries such as America and Australia if they ever want to have a successful country with bountiful employment and a booming economy. To do that Egyptian's need to be civilised - a concept that is foreign to the majority living in Egypt.
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sophia loren
23-06-2012 05:28am
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thieves of egypt
Egypt has NO government! Tantawi is a just soldier with a gun and he learned how to kill ,not to govern a country! He has no education to interfere in politics!
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Amr
23-06-2012 03:53am
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Good
Good news for Egypt and bad news for Ikhwan Qatar Funded land! Shafik is the only option now, State institution will not cooperate with Morsy as he and his agama is seen and righly so as threat to national security
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amr
23-06-2012 03:32am
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terrorists
I don't get it the difference between both candidates are so small to be sure who wins, it just proves that the MB are a bunch of terrorists, if they dont win they are threatning to burn the counrty down. I hope they never win as i cant see any good coming from them
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KSuch
22-06-2012 11:52pm
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No Morsi!
It will be a major blow if the Muslim Brotherhood hijacks Egypts revolution. I also hate to say it but it looks like a religious war in Egypt. No matter who wins it will be the poor Muslims against everyone else again. Inshallah!!
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