Published June 17, 2012
CAIRO – Partial results show a tight race in Egypt's presidential election between the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq.
According to results made public by the Muslim Brotherhood, from just over 80 percent of the more than 13,000 polling stations nationwide, gave Morsi 52.5 percent of the vote and Shafiq 47.5 percent.
The figures were from results announced by election officials at individual counting centers, where each campaign has representatives who compile the numbers and make them public before the formal declaration. The early, partial counts proved generally accurate in the first round of the election last month.