Egypt election result due today

Jonathan Owen
Saturday 23 June 2012 19:53

Amid continuing protests and claims of victory by opposing sides, the results of Egypt's presidential election will finally be revealed this afternoon.

This comes after days of disputes over who has won a bitter contest between a former military figure from the old regime and an Islamist from a traditional enemy of the Egyptian army.

The declaration of votes cast for the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander during former president Hosni Mubarak's rule, were postponed from last Thursday as both sides claimed victory and officials dealt with allegations of vote rigging.

The decision to confirm the result today was announced as chanting Muslim Brotherhood supporters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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