Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:28PM
Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi

The candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, has won the country’s presidential run-off as he secures 51.8 percent of the votes, according to unofficial final results. The ballot count was reportedly completed on Monday, indicating that Morsi won the presidential race with 51.8 percent of the votes, but that his rival Ahmad Shafiq, who was Egypt’s former premier when ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak was in power, came in second with 48.2 percent. Earlier on Monday, a member of the Egyptian Electoral Committee also confirmed that Morsi is in the lead in the presidential run-off. Meanwhile, there are also reports that Egypt’s ruling military, which took the helm after the overthrow of Mubarak, has made agreements with the United States to complete a planned coup to declare Shafiq the winner. Moreover, shortly before the final result of the election the junta issued new rules in constitutional declaration, allowing the body to remain in control of the country’s legislation and budget. An official final victory for Morsi, which is not expected to be announced until June 21, will challenge the ruling generals' power. SAB/JR/AZ
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