May 29th, 2012
12:23 AM ET

Demonstrators angry at Egypt runoff candidates plan more protests

Demonstrators angry that ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's former premier will face off against a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's presidential runoff have called for more protests Tuesday.

On Monday, several thousand protesters in Tahrir Square called on Egyptian courts to disqualify former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, chanting, "Where is the revolution?"

Others ransacked Shafik's campaign headquarters and set it ablaze after learning that he was one of the two candidates who made it through the first round of voting.

The June 16-17 runoff will pit Shafik against Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi. Morsi received 5.7 million votes, followed by Shafik's 5.5 million, according to Egypt's election commission.

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  1. Jimmy G.

    There is the potential for all of these people to form strong local governments, states, or political zones, yet they are hobbled by the people with the weapons. They need to take over a little more before they will find any hope of success.

    May 29, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |