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May 25, 2012 8:30 am

Muslim Brotherhood One Step Away From Egypt’s Presidency

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Billboard advertisement for Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Egyptian presidency, Mohammed Morsi. Photo: wiki commons.

USA Today/AP – The candidate of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday from Egypt’s first genuinely competitive presidential election. A former prime minister and a leftist were vying for second place and a chance to run against him to become the country’s next leader.

The run-off will be held on June 16-17, pitting the two top contenders from the first round of voting held Wednesday and Thursday. The victor is to be announced June 21.

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