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SPEC may hold re-elections in more than 100 polling stations

SPEC conutinues to review the appeals of both presidential candidates but, according to sources, Morsi is still in the lead

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Jun 2012
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Farouk Sultan (C), head of the presidential election commission speaks (Photo: Reuters)
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Informed sources told Ahram Online that the Supreme Presidential Elections Committee (SPEC) is still deliberating how to deal with appeals by presidential candidates Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, including the possibility of holding re-elections in over 100 polling stations across the country, where the results are subject to doubts.

According to these sources, should SPEC decide to hold re-elections in more than 100 polling stations, this would signify that it had accepted the appeals of both candidates, who in some cases both contested the results of the same polling station. SPEC is yet to come to a final decision, however, the source said, and is reviewing the results of the polling stations and the vote counts as well as the appealed results.

Sources also confirmed that Morsi got more votes in SPEC’s count: which, they suggest, would not be reversed even if disputed votes are discounted. The only way Morsi's win could be reversed, they say, is if re-elections are held in disputed polling stations. Excluding whole stations from the results would affect both candidates which would still leave Morsi still in the lead.

 

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