Both presidential candidates claim victory in Egypt
Egyptian riot police stand outside the parliament as protesters gather in Cairo on Tuesday.
June 19th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

Both presidential candidates claim victory in Egypt

Both candidates in what the United States called Egypt's "historic" presidential runoff over the weekend are claiming victory, the latest twist in the country's chaotic political upheaval.

A spokesman for Ahmed Shafik - the last prime minister to serve under deposed President Hosni Mubarak - said Tuesday that Shafik had won, state-run Nile TV reported.

At a news conference, Mahmoud Abu Baraka said the campaign was certain it had the correct numbers.

Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, claimed victory Monday. vowing to build an inclusive government. "No one's rights will be left out of it, and no one will dominate over the other," he said.

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  1. Vote of No Confidence

    What they don't mention is the fact that no one's rights will ever be a concern in a Muslim theocracy and that whatever Muslim gains power they will abuse it as they have always done for over a thousand years.

    June 19, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    @Vote of No Confidence

    Sure the only people who have abused power are 'them' over a thousand years. In 50 plus muslim countries around the world " no one has a right". You most certainly know your history and

    @ Rascal Rabble
    Don't bring Israel into all this.

    June 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Israel is the only reason i would support the muslim brotherhood, because they want to squash the zio nists. If they do, America better stay the f out of that conflict we owe them nothing. We need to end our 7 million dollars a day aid to this terror state

      June 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mickey1313

    The muslim brotherhood are liers. They want sheria law, ask anyone who has lived in a muslim state, if it was a good experience, they will shurly say no. My co worker is ethiopian, and lived is sudan for a time. He said he would much rather have the dictatorship of Ethiopia then the shriea state of sudan.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Afro Zombie Race War

    Can't lose for winning!

    June 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |

    The MuslimBrotherhood since its early formation was backed by CIA; under Ikes regime, as have so many radical Islamic movements, with the Saudi Royal familys financial backing, mainly to keep their neighbors fighting internally and not allow any secular governments to form and was"9illegal in Saudi lands.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO ©

    Look at the guard in green, second row, second from left.

    Why is Obama moonlighting as an Egyptian cop? Aren't you people paying him enough to be President?

    June 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lmao @ BOMBO, with all the insider trading going on, CONGRESS makes more than our POTUS. But since he works pretty much 24/7 i dont believe he has much time for moonlighting! 😉

    June 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |