Archive: 6/19/2012
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  6/19/2012, Sivan 29, 5772

Egyptian Elections Committee to Review Ballots, Appeals


The Supreme Elections Committee of Egypt announced, Monday evening, that it would examine the results it received from all the polling stations and, starting Tuesday, review appeals in the weekend's presidential runoff. The Muslim Brotherhood said its candidate, Mohammed Morsei, was the winner with almost 52 percent of the vote, while Ahmed Shafiq's camp has expressed confidence that Shafiq will emerge victorious.

Earlier, the United States expressed concern over the Monday announcement by Egypt's military leaders that they had assumed legislative power until a new parliament is elected. Following a court ruling invaldating recent parliamentary elections results, those elections are expected in a few months. The military said it would turn some power over to the president at the end of June, explaining he would have the right to veto laws issued by the Supreme Military Council.