Egypt Elections

My good friend Erin is in Tahrir Square reporting. Follow her on Twitter here.

From CNN:

Egypt is set to announce the winner at 3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET) Sunday, according to the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission.

Both candidates have already claimed victory. And hours before the announcement Sunday, both campaigns reiterated the claim.

Former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik made the declaration onhis Facebook page: “President Ahmed Shafik, Egypt 2012.”

Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, also declared on Facebook that “at 3:00 p.m., Morsi will be Egypt’s president.”

The claims come amid heightened concerns that Shafik, who served under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, would give new life to the old guard and essentially nullify democratic gains since last year’s Egyptian revolution.


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