June 22nd, 2012
01:01 PM ET

Report: Shafik to be named Egypt president

Ahmed Shafik will be named Egypt's new president on Sunday, the semi-official news agency Al Ahram reported Friday, citing several unnamed government sources.

There's been no official confirmation from the leadership in Cairo yet.

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  1. saywhat

    The struggle continues for the people of Egypt. Remnants of Mubarak regime will yet rule.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*youssef

      My dear brother let us accept the voters word let us hand in hand support the new president to save and rebuild Egypt for our children.

      June 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name*youssef

    This news would be the best news ever. The best for all Egyptians: moderate Moslims, Libirals, women, and Copts alike. It would be the real starting point of the revolution and the end of the Moslem Brothers dictatorship that we have been suffering from by the disolved Parliament.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ saywhat

    I was going to say the same thing. The military rulers have set up their puppet. I don't know why anyone would have thought otherwise. They will never relinquish power, and will be able to continue their control under the guise of a democratically elected leader. Look for the resumption of the uprising to begin at any time.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      @bobcat ith, agreed, we, America, could help by not giving aid to military. Unfortunately killery has stated that we will reside funding there military, thus allowing them to keep there power. Just like Israel, we give them 7 million a day so they can keep the region in chaos

      June 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HIDE BEHIND

    A vote does not a democracy make, nor should it, for democracy can only lead to tyranny, but in between tyrannys mankind can enjoy pretending it doesn't.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mohamed elsouly

    that is not true morsy is the president

    June 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sokkar

    the collected results from all the committees across egypt show that Morsy is the winner and they are accurate and collected by more than one dependent organization .. now we know that according to article 28 of the constitutional declaration we cannot object to any result they give us, so according to all that, if they do announce that shafik has won, it's another revolution and i'm sorry to say that .. and i'm one of the rebels that were on the streets in jan25 and i'm not defending the muslim brotherhood .. just defending ppl's choice .. may Allah be with us

    June 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ahmed

    In fact the Arabic version of the same newspaper has announced that Morsi, the Muslim brotherhood candidate, has gained more votes even after looking into both sides claims. Everyone in Egypt knows that Egypt's next president is not Shafik.

    June 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Talaat Farouq

    Just as nonsensical as the adapted picture of Hosni Mubarak in the lead among world presidents. Damn Ahram, u lost credibility, and NO CNN staff! Morsi is the winner! Such is indeed a trial balloon.

    June 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Egyptian Knight

    Al-Ahram Newspaper was in a mess The Arabic edition is saying that Morsy to-be a president and the English Edition is saying that ShafiK >>> Perhaps They will employ both one for interior policy and the other for forign policy ??
    Our Media is living in other world..

    June 22, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hesham

    Ahram is not a credible source.. actualy Shafik failed and Morsy will be announced in the coming free hours...

    June 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Patrick

    Don't think because you see a lot of people in Tahrir square that's mean that they represent Egyptian people
    They are maybe 100,000 person , Egypt 80,000,000 who voted in the last election 23,000,000 most votes for the Islamic presidential candidate ( Morsy) are fake by many ways Muslim brotherhood did to increase their votes . they prevent Christians by force in upper Egypt to go and vote and many other illegal ways . I announce here in CNN to all of you that what you saw in Tahrir they don't represent the Egyptian people they only represent themselves we don't need the parliament back we want a civil country yes for President Ahmad Shafik for better egypt

    June 23, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Mohamed

      sorry Patrick but your news about preventing christians to go to vote by force were rumors and it proved that they voted freely without any force or anything like that. And about the winner of the elections, the semi-official news agency Al Ahram, who reported that the candidate Ahmed Shafik is the winner, is owned by the old rouge government and they hope that Shafik wold win, on the other hand the "el horia w el adala", the news agency of the brotherhood, reported that the Candidate Mohamed Morsy is the winner, so we cant depend on the news papers or the agencies owned by the parties. but there is a political party named "al kodah al ahrar" which means "the free judges" which is owned by the judges who managed the elections reported that the candidate Mohamed Morsy is the winner and if any results changed then it has been rigged by the Military agency or by the peoples of the old bad system of Moubarak

      June 23, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. mostafa

    yes .shafik won .shafik to be our president

    June 23, 2012 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I was meeting a friend in a bar, and as I went in, I noticed two pretty girls looking at me.

    "Nine," I heard one whisper as I passed. Feeling pleased with myself, I swaggered over to my buddy and told him a girl had just rated me a nine out of ten.

    "I don't want to ruin it for you," he said, "but when I walked in, they were speaking German."

    June 23, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A passenger train is creeping along, slowly. Finally it creaks to a halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside.

    "What's going on?" she yells out the window.

    "Cow on the track!" replies the conductor.

    Ten minutes later, the train resumes its slow pace.

    Within five minutes, however, it stops again.

    The woman sees the same conductor walk again.

    She leans out the window and yells, "What happened? Did we catch up with the cow again?"

    June 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Egyptian

    Well if shafik wins we will continue our revolution
    they ruled us for 60 years !
    and patrick tahrir represents Egypt !

    June 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
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