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After a week of unofficial claims of victory, Mohamed Morsi is officially declared President of Egypt.

Mohamed Morsi wins

The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party becomes the first civilian President of Egypt

Maryam Ishani

“Parallel” PEC declares Morsi victory

While PeC delays eleCtion results, a grouP of indePendent judges announCe their findings Judges for Egypt, a group of reform- minded and independent judges, has announced that the Muslim Broth- erhood’s presidential candidate Mo- hamed Morsi won the elections in a press conference held at the Journal- ists’ Syndicate yesterday afternoon. The movement, which had formed …

Ahmed Aboulenein

PEC upholds bans on all 10 presidential hopefuls

By Reuters CAIRO: Ten candidates for the Egyptian presidency including Hosni Mubarak’s spy chief, a Muslim Brotherhood leader and a Salafi preacher lost appeals against disqualification from the race, two sources on the committee overseeing the vote told Reuters. “All appeals have been rejected because nothing new was offered in the appeal requests,” a member …


Salafi, Mubarak ex-VP fail in election appeals

By Ali Abelatti / Reuters CAIRO: The commission overseeing Egypt’s presidential election has upheld rulings disqualifying eight candidates including former spy chief Omar Suleiman and Salafi preacher Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, the state-owned al-Ahram newspaper said on Tuesday. The panel has yet to decide on appeals lodged by two other candidates including the Muslim Brotherhood’s …


Candidate bans may ease rancor of Egypt vote

By Tom Pfeiffer and Yasmine Saleh / Reuters CAIRO: A move to exclude some of the more divisive contenders from Egypt’s presidential election may help moderate candidates seen as better able to forge the consensus many believe can foster a peaceful transition to democracy. Two prominent Islamists — one a hardline Salafi sheikh, the other …


Appeals against candidates processed amid calls for Friday demonstrations

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: The Presidential Election Committee began Thursday to consider objections presented by candidates over the eligibility of fellow contenders, as political powers called for a million-strong demonstration Friday to protest the nomination of members of the former regimes and law clauses giving the PEC legal immunity. On Wednesday, the committee said it received …


PEC tasks sub-committee with monitoring presidential campaign funds

By Amir Makar CAIRO: In a bid to tighten oversight of campaign funding, the Presidential Election Committee (PEC) created a sub-committee this week concerned solely with financial auditing of electoral campaign accounts. In addition, the sub-committee is also tasked with evaluating campaign expenditure, checking sources of funding, ensuring compliance with legal procedures and issuing periodical reports …


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