Egypt election results delayed
Egyptian riot police stand outside parliament as protesters gather in Cairo on Tuesday.
June 20th, 2012
04:13 PM ET

Egypt election results delayed

Egypt's Presidential Election Commission has delayed, until a date to be announced, the release of the results of Egypt's presidential election, state-run Nile TV reported Wednesday.

An announcement of the results had been expected on Thursday. Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak, and Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, were the two candidates in last weekend's presidential runoff.

"The committee has not completed the verification of a total of 400 electoral violation reports submitted by the two presidential candidates," said Tarek Shibl, a senior member of electoral committee. "Most probably the announcement of the election results will be delayed a day or two but nothing is final yet."

Shafik and Mosri each proclaimed himself winner in the race to succeed Hosni Mubarak 16 months after a popular uprising ended Mubarak's three-decade rule.

Thousands of Egyptians gathered Tuesday night in Cairo's Tahrir Square - the birthplace of the anti-Mubarak ferment - to show their support for their preferred candidate. Each side in the election has accused the other of voting irregularities and called for an investigation.

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  1. banasy©

    Voting violations?
    Say it ain't so!
    {Eye roll}

    I keep thinking about what BOMBO © said yesterday about the Egyptian

    June 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |