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Tense Egypt awaits poll result

June 24th, 2012 Comments off

Security is tightened as Egyptians wait to hear the result of a presidential election in which both candidates have claimed victory.
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Brotherhood insists on Egypt vote win, Tahrir presses

June 22nd, 2012 Comments off

Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi said the Brotherhood wants neither "confrontation nor violence"The Muslim Brotherhood expects its anticipated presidential election win to be respected, its candidate said Friday, as the group's supporters packed Cairo's Tahrir Square to pressure Egypt's ruling military.

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Egyptian election result delayed

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

The announcement of the result of Egypt’s presidential election is delayed to investigate complaints, with no new timetable set.
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Egypt president announcement delayed

June 20th, 2012 Comments off

An Egyptian female vendor stands at her shop next to a poster with a defaced pictures of presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi and Arabic that reads "Mohammed Morsi, president for Egypt, revival is the will of the people," in Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The runoff pitted Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq against conservative Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. The contest divided the country and their rival claims of victory could bring more of the turmoil that has rocked the country since Mubarak's ouster. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)Egypt's elections authorities say announcement of the winner of Egypt's presidential election will be delayed but gave no new date.

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Egypt’s ultraconservatives planting seeds in vote

May 25th, 2012 Comments off

An Egyptian couple takes a sunset stroll on the beach of Alexandria, Egypt, Thursday, May 24, 2012.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)For Egypt's most conservative Islamists, the country's first competitive presidential election has been a test of their political savvy as they try to plant the seeds for turning the country into an Islamic state.

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Against odds, Egypt’s Brotherhood says win sealed

May 25th, 2012 Comments off

Mohammed Mursi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in Egypt's presidential election, waves to his supportersJust a month ago its fallback candidate's chances were dismissed but Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is now convinced of a presidential election triumph thanks to its unrivalled grassroots work.

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Vote counting gets underway in Egypt

May 25th, 2012 Comments off

Egyptian election officials count ballots at a polling station in CairoVote counting was underway in Egypt after two days of polling ended Thursday in a landmark presidential election which pitted stability against the ideals of the uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's rule.

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World watches as Egyptians go to the polls

May 24th, 2012 Comments off

It's a moment of great celebration that Egypt is today voting in the most important presidential election in its history.
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Fierce clashes stoke tensions ahead of Egypt vote

May 3rd, 2012 Comments off

An Egyptian medic helps a wounded man during clashes outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between assailants and mostly Islamist protesters gathered outside the Defense Ministry in the Egyptian capital, leaving several people dead and many wounded, security officials said. (AP Photo/Mostafa El Shemy)Egypt’s worst violence in months escalated the confrontation between political forces and the ruling military ahead of a landmark presidential election, as suspected army supporters attacked mainly Islamist protesters outside the Defense Ministry Wednesday, sparking clashes that left at least 11 people dead.

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Thirteen to stand in Egypt vote

April 26th, 2012 Comments off

The final list of candidates in Egypt’s first post-Mubarak presidential election is published, with 13 candidates allowed to stand.
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