Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

19 June 2012

Egypt: Presidential Candidates Appeal Results, Decision On Thursday

The elections committee received today candidates' appeals against the results of the run-off of Egypt's presidential election, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported.

Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq filed eight appeals while Mohamed Mursi filed 140 appeals of which a 100 were accepted by the committee.

This comes amid conflicting news of victories announced by the campaigns of the two candidates.

Mursi's campaign claims the Muslim Brotherhood candidate won with 52 percent while Shafiq's campaign claims Mubarak's former premier won with 51 percent.

The Presidential Elections Committee insisted the results announced by the campaigns are not official. The committee will announce the final results on Thursday.

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