Monday, 28 May 2012

Islamist and ex-PM vie for mantle of Egypt’s revolt

Islamist and ex-PM vie for mantle of Egypt’s revolt

The Muslim Brotherhood and a military man close to ousted leader Hosni Mubarak courted defeated first-round candidates in Egypt’s presidential election on Saturday, each trying to claim the mantle of the uprising before a run-off next month.

State television said the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi led this week’s vote with 26.4 percent against 23 percent forex-air force chief Ahmed Shafiq, according to preliminary results...
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