Egypt awaits presidential election results

  • Egyptians are awaiting the delayed results of the presidential run-off election held last weekend.

    The results are due in the next coming hours after the election commission heard appeals by the two candidates.

    Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq have both claimed victory.

    Many are also apprehensive about the intentions of the country’s army, who gave themselves sweeping new powers last week after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that the Islamist-dominated parliament should be dissolved.