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Egypt presidential election results delayed

  • The result of Egypt's presidential election has been delayed, state television has reported.

    The outcome was scheduled to be announced this morning but the Supreme Elections Commission has said it needs more time to look into complaints made by the candidates.

    The two candidates, Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood and Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister under ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, both claim they won.

    No new date has been set for the announcement of the result.

    Meanwhile, Mubarak remains in critical condition in an army hospital in Cairo.

    He is said to have had a series of strokes and is on a life-support machine, though official statement has been released on his condition.