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May 29, 2012

Egypt commission rejects election appeals

CAIRO (UPI) -- The Presidential Elections Commission in Egypt said Monday votes in the first round of elections have been recounted and all appeals have been rejected.

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy will face Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and a former air force commander, in the runoff, the Egypt Independent reported.

With voter turnout at 46.42 percent, Morsy received about 5.76 million votes, or 24.77 percent, to about 5.5 million, or 23.66 percent, for Shafiq, Farouk Sultan, the head of the commission, told reporters.

Sultan said there had been voting irregularities but the commission's recount showed they did not affect the results.

Leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi finished third with 4.82 million votes, or 20.7 percent; moderate Islamist Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh, fourth, with 4.57 million, or 19.98 percent; and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa, last, with 2.59 million or 11.12 percent.

The commission, Sultan said, investigated seven complaints about the voting filed by Shafiq, Sabbahi, Abouel Fotouh and Moussa and rejected all of them. He said they lacked evidence to prove irregularities at polling stations cited by the complaints.

The Independent said Sultan also denied reports that 600,000-900,000 soldiers from the police and army -- who are ineligible to vote under the law -- had cast ballots.

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