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June 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Tensions Rise in Egypt as Presidential Results Are Delayed Again

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi (C) speaks during a press conference in Cairo on Monday, June 18. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in Egypt's first presidential election since Hosni Mubarak was ousted more than a year ago. Photo: EPA/AHMED KHALED.

JPost – Political tensions in Egypt soared on Thursday,  as Egyptians reacted with disbelief and anger to news that election officials had delayed declaring the winner of the presidential runoff elections.

Hundreds of protesters gathered for a third day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, cauldron of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak 16 months ago, to demand that the officers who pushed him aside keep their word and hand over to civilians by July 1.

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