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June 21, 2012 6:00 am

Egypt Holds Decision on Winner of Presidential Election

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Egyptian Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – Egypt’s election commission injected new volatility into the country’s growing political and constitutional crisis on Wednesday, deciding to delay its final determination of who had won the presidential runoff vote one day before the scheduled announcement.

The delay came as Egyptians were still grappling with confusion over the health of the imprisoned former president, Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian officials and state media had reported him near death on Tuesday, which was denied on Wednesday by his lawyer, who said he had merely fallen in the bathroom.

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