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Shafiq's Campaign Insists He Won Egypt Vote
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012
CAIRO (AFP)--Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, won a presidential election runoff, his campaign team insisted Tuesday, disputing his Islamist rival's claim of victory.
"We are certain that the next president of Egypt is General Shafiq," his campaign spokesman Ahmed Sarhan told a news conference.
Shafiq leads Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi by "51.5 percent," said another spokesman, Karim Salem, adding that the former premier would celebrate the win with supporters after the results are officially announced on Thursday.
But the campaign declined to give full vote figures, saying it was the electoral commission's job to announce the results.
Shafiq's campaign earlier insisted he had triumphed over Mursi, whose campaign claimed victory early Monday, just hours after polls closed.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
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