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article imageEgyptian poll results to be announced on Sunday

By Paul Iddon     Jun 23, 2012 in Politics
The results of Egypt's presidential election will be officially announced by the election commission on Sunday following a controversial delay.
As reported by BBC News, Channel 4 and ITV News respectively the results were delayed due to both of the candidates -- the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi and the former Prime Minister under Mubarak Ahmed Shafiq -- claiming victory.
The election commission's secretary general has announced that "Faruk Sultan, the head of the presidential election commission, will announce the results of the presidential run-off on Sunday at 3:00pm."
There have been complaints by both candidates about perceived voting irregularities. An independent group of judges have said there is credence in Mursi's claim to have achieved a narrow victory over his opponent based on the available polling results. However, nothing is definite at present and supporters of the respective candidates remain highly cynical over their opponents motives.
The Muslim Brotherhood has been the main organizing force in protests in Tahrir Square Cairo where tens of thousands are once again converged in protests over the actions being taken by the military generals. These generals have seized legislative power for themselves under the pretext of maintaining stability within the country during the political transition.
There are widespread fears amongst Muslim Brotherhood supporters that regardless of the poll results on Sunday the Military Council will install Shafiq and in doing so possibly subvert the democratic vote if Mursi did in fact win.
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