Egypt's official presidential election results out Monday

Ahram Online, Monday 28 May 2012

SPEC to announce official outcome of the presidential elections' first round Monday, after preliminary results pit Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi against Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) is to announce the results of the first round of Egypt's presidential elections Monday afternoon, according to Hatem Bagato, secretary general of the SPEC.  

Unofficial results collated from polling stations announcements throughout Thursday night, showed that the elections runoff will be between the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.

Meanwhile, supporters of Hamdeen Sabbahi, who received 5 per cent less votes than Shafiq in the preliminary polls, hope that the SPEC will announce that the Nasserist contender is in second place. Sabbahi among other presidential candidates have submitted complaints to the SPEC, citing violations in the electoral process.

If the official results align with the preliminary outcome, Egyptians will choose between an Islamist and a former regime figure in a runoff on 16 and 17 June.

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