Shafik campaign says ahead in Egypt vote
Cairo, June 18, 2012
Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafik, is beating 'beyond all doubt' the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy in the presidential vote, Shafik's campaign said, disputing the Islamist group's claim that its candidate had won the election.
'The initial indications of the Ahmed Shafik campaign prove beyond all doubt that he is ahead in the elections despite all the violations,' a spokesman for his campaign said in a statement.
He said Shafik had won between 51 per cent and 52 per cent of the vote.
Meanwhile, the election committee is still compiling results from polling stations and will announce the winner on Thursday, a senior member of the body told Reuters.
"We have nothing to do with the results being circulated," Judge Maher el-Beheiry said. He said the committee was awaiting results from polling stations, where he said counting may still be going on.
"We will compile the results we receive and look into appeals and in principle we will announce results on Thursday." – Reuters