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Brotherhood candidate in lead in Egypt run-off: Electoral committee official
People walk under a campaign election banner for Muslim Brotherhood
People walk under a campaign election banner for Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. (File photo)
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:12AM
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The results shown by the Morsi campaign on their website which show Morsi in the lead, reflect to a large degree the results tallied by the electoral committee."

A member of the Egyptian Electoral Committee

A member of the Egyptian Electoral Committee has confirmed that Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi is in lead in the country’s run-off presidential election.


Early on Monday, the Brotherhood declared Morsi's victory over former Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq in Egypt’s two-day voting. Officials from the group said that Morsi has won 52.5 percent of the counted vote.

"The results shown by the Morsi campaign on their website which show Morsi in the lead, reflect to a large degree the results tallied by the electoral committee," the electoral committee member, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters.

The official results are not expected to be released until June 21.

Shafiq's campagin has, however, rejected Muslim Brotherhood’s announcement of victory.

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