Egyptian Elections Down To A Run-Off
Egyptian voters are faced with a difficult choice as the first part of the country's historic elections concludes. On June 16 and 17, voters will decide between Mohamed Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Ahmed Shafiq, who was once the air force chief under the Hosni Mubarak. According to state TV, Mursi garnered 26.4% of the vote, while Shafiq garnered 23%. Both men represent political extremes, as more centrist candidates placed too low in the polling to be considered for the run-off election.
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