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June 23, 2012 9:20 pm

Egypt Liberals Claim that Islamists Have US Backing

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

YNet – The US government was pressing Egypt‘s military leadership to transfer power to the Muslim Brotherhood, which “hijacked the revolution,” the country’s liberal parties charged Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission announced that the winner of the run-off election would be announced on Sunday after debate on candidates’ appeals had concluded. One official on the commission has leaked that theMuslim Brotherhood‘s candidate, Mohammad Morsi, had raked in a majority of the votes, but over the past week secular candidate Ahmed Shafiq also claimed victory.

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