Election poll results in Egypt delayed; Mubarak ‘off life support’


Egypt’s Presidential Election Commission said the announcement of results of recently concluded presidential elections would be delayed. The runoff results between Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak, and Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate remain uncertain as each claimed victory. They also claimed fraud. Whoever wins will be Egypt’s first democratically elected president, following ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, whose 3-decade hold on power was ended by a popular uprising more than a year ago. At the same time, Mubarak was removed from life-support equipment but remains in critical condition. Earlier on Tuesday, June 19, the official Middle East News Agency reported that he was “clinically dead.” Military leaders denied it, however, creating confusion in an already politically tumultuous nation.

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