Vote count begins in Egypt in Morsi-Shafiq runoff

Meanwhile, as if the Greek and French election results weren’t enough, counting has begin in the Egyptian presidential runoff between Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq. 

Morsi is the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood and Shafiq is a former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak.  The election has been thrown into disarray following a decision by Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court to disband the parliament on legal technicalities — the Brotherhood-affiliated party held 235 out of 5o8 seats in the parliament that had been elected only in January 2012.

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