Egypt 2012 Presidential elections results: Run-off on June 16 and 17th, 2012
Posted on May 29, 2012 | Tags: News
By: Benjamin Ngachoko
Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik and Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi will face each other in the presidential run-off on June 16 and 17. Those are the official result the presidential election announced by the Egypt’s election commission. Following the official announcement, Shafik's campaign headquarters burst into flames on Monday night in what may be the worst act of election-related violence since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. The causes of the fire are still to be determined. Meanwhile, crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Alexandria, and other cities, protested the candidacy of the Shafik, a longtime Mubarak loyalist.
According to Egypt's election commission, Morsi received 5.76 million votes followed by Shafik's 5.5 million. The Nasserite candidate Hamdeen Sabahi came in third with 4.82 million votes.
Shafik, Sabahi, and moderate Islamist candidate Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh have all filed appeals alleging fraud in the vote counting. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who led a delegation monitoring the voting, had endorsed Egypt's presidential election results. President carter added that while numerous irregularities did take place, the "did not affect the basic integrity of the election."