Egypt to hold run-off election

  • Egyptians will choose between the Muslim Brotherhood and a candidate from the Mubarak-era regime when the run-off presidential elections are held next month.

    The Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Mursi, has a slight lead over former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, with a reported 25.3 percent of votes against 24.9 percent

    The second round in Egypt's first free presidential polls is due to take place on June 16 and 17.

    Voting in the first round took place without incident on Wednesday and Thursday.

    The official results will only be announced on Tuesday but state media have been reporting tallies from polling stations across the country and have confirmed the two frontrunners.

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