Egypt presidential polls: Shafiq confident of win

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 13:53

Cairo: Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafiq says he is confident about securing a legitimate victory in the Presidential Election.

Addressing his first news conference after the Presidential Elections, Shafiq accused his rival Mohammed Mursi`s Muslim Brotherhood of ``playing games`` to pressurise electoral authorities before results were declared.

Shafiq also condemned Brotherhood`s protest in Cairo`s Tahrir Square.

"The demonstrations in squares and campaigns of intimidation, which aim to exert pressure on the HPEC (Higher Presidential Election Commission), are rejected by most Egyptians and contradict the basics of democracy. Let us calm down," he said.

According to the BBC, the election commission has delayed announcing the result to consider complaints from both candidates.

Mursi himself declared victory on Monday not long after the polls had closed. The Shafiq campaign team adamantly rejected his claim, and pledged to take legal action to prove their case.

ANI



First Published: Friday, June 22, 2012 - 13:53
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