Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood says it is winning

June 18th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS  

Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohammed Mursi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, is leading by a million votes in the Egyptian presidential runoff after 95 percent of the ballots were counted, his campaign office said Monday.

According to his poll office, around 12.4 million people or 52 percent voted for Mursi, while his only rival Ahmed Shafiq got only 11.4 million votes or 48 percent.

Shafiq was the last prime minister in the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak.

A spokesman for Shafiq’s election campaign office said they would not confirm the data provided by the rival candidate’s staff but they would wait for the final official results, expected to be announced June 21.

The country’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is due to hand over power to the new president July 1.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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