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Egypt confirms Mursi, Shafiq run-off

2012-05-28 16:31

Cairo - Egypt's electoral commission on Monday confirmed that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi would face ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in a June presidential run-off.

Announcing the results, electoral commission chief Faruq Sultan said: "No candidate won an outright majority, so according to Article 40 of the presidential election law, there will be a run-off between Mursi and Shafiq."

He said Morsi won 5.76 million votes, while Shafiq garnered 5.5 million votes.

Finishing a close third was leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahi with 4.82 million votes.