‘Al-Ahram’ reports campaign team of Muslim Brotherhood candidate claims he has more than two-thirds of votes after first day of 2-day presidential run-off election against former Mubarak PM, Ahmed Shafiq.
The campaign team of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi claimed Saturday that he had won 69 percent of the vote after the first-day of a two-day run-off election to determine Egypt’s first freely-elected president in the country’s history, Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported.
Mursi is facing Ahmed Shafiq, who served as former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s prime minister in the final days of his rule.
Reeling from a court order two days ago to dissolve a new parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, many question whether generals who pushed aside fellow officer Mubarak last year to appease the pro-democracy protests of the Arab Spring will honor a vow to relinquish power by July 1 to whoever wins….
That’s an open question. But it may be too late now for the generals to stop the Brotherhood.