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Reformist monitor judge group to display vote results Wednsday, insists Morsi won

Independent judges' group which monitored vote-counting process refutes Shafiq's victory announcement, will hold press conference to disclose documents that prove Morsi won

Ahram Online, Nada Hussein Rashwan, Tuesday 19 Jun 2012
Mohamed Morsi
Egyptian presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)
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Judges for Egypt, an independent group of judges who monitor Egypt's elections, have announced that they will hold a news conference at the Journalists' Syndicate in downtown Cairo on Wednesday afternoon, to disclose the vote-counting documents which show that the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate has won the runoff stage, as announced by Morsi's campaign on Monday.

The news conference comes after the campaign of presidential candidate and Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq announced that their candidate had in fact won, receiving 51 per cent of the votes.

The judges' group, which monitored the vote-counting process of the previous parliamentary elections, announced on Monday that Morsi has garnered 51.5 per cent of the runoff votes, over Shafiq who received 48.5 per cent.

Head of the group and former head of the judges' union, Zakaria Abdel-Aziz, said that the difference in results is too big for any submitted appeals to affect the final outcome, which Zakaria affirmed is in favor of Morsi, in an interview on Aljazeera Mubasher news channel on Tuesday evening.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission said that it is not yet finished with assessing the vote-counting results, nor looking into candidates' appeals of results from certain polling stations.

The official announcement of the final results will be made by the Commission on Thursday.

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