The Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi, claims to lead his rival Ahmed Shafiq, the former prime minister in Mubarak’s government, in Egypt’s tense presidential run-off.
The party claims to have won 52 per cent of votes cast, based on the count from 95 per cent of polling stations. Khaled Qazzaz, a Muslim Brotherhood official, said Shafik had 48 per cent of the votes counted, Reuters reports.
"There is no way Shafik can win," Qazzaz said, speaking at the headquarters of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party. The party’s website says it will shortly announce "the first statement of the first elected Egyptian president."
At the same time, there are numerous accusations of ballot rigging from the rival candidate’s headquarters.
Muslim Brotherhood declares victory in Egypt's presidential vote — RT
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