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Ahmed Shafik will be named Egypt's new president on Sunday, the semi-official news agency Al Ahram reported -CNN
A source in the current government said that Shafiq will be declared victor with 50.7 per cent of the vote, in an outcome that is likely to be strongly disputed by the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed Mursi.
Either way(same source)
Ahram reported on its English version Friday, citing several unnamed government sources.
Shafik will be declared victor with 50.7% of the vote, the news outlet said.
But the site's Arabic version quoted election commission officials as saying Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, remained in the lead.
As Egypt's generals warned of potential chaos, thousands of civilians jammed Tahrir Square late Friday, eager to learn results of last week's runoff election and see the country move away from military rule.
Egypt’s ruling military warned on Friday it would “deal firmly” with any attempt to harm the public interest, and blamed political divisions on the release of unofficial presidential poll results by candidates.