Egypt Awaits Announcement of President
Fox News – CAIRO – Egyptian police were ordered to confront any attempt to break the law with decisive force ahead of the announcement Sunday of a new president as soaring tensions in the country raised fears of a new outbreak of political violence.
The electoral commission was to announce the results of last weekend’s presidential runoff at 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. EDT). The results of Egypt’s first free presidential vote have been delayed for several days, giving way to wild rumors, speculation and anxiety about back room deals and suspected interference by the ruling military council in determining the outcome in favor of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s last Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq.
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