By Mourad Anouar
By Mourad Anouar
Morocco World News
Oklahoma City, May 28, 2012
In the wake of the official announcement of the presidential elections’ first round results, thousands of demonstrators headed to Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo on Monday evening to protest the results, while unknown assailants set ablaze the headquarters of the Shafiq’s electoral campaign, a luxurious Villa in Cairo’s Dokki district.
Hamdeen Sabbahi and Khaid Ali, former presidential contenders, are also reported to join the demonstrations.
This new wave of demonstrations came after Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission had officially announced earlier today that Mursi received a reported 25 percent of the votes, while Shafik got 24 percent, clear of third-placed Sabahi who got 22 percent, which set the two-horse electoral race between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi and last Mubarak-era premier Ahmed Shafiq.
Among other slogans repeated by protesters in the Tahrir square, there was one that says “You can never trust the military,” “Sell out the revolution, Mohamed Badie, [the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood],” and “our president is one of us,” in reference to Sabbahi.
The Egyptian newspaper El Koshary called the run-off results a “nightmare scenario,” adding that the voting results were being contested even before they were released Monday.
Also, it is reported that there were calls for marches tomorrow at 12pm to the Higher Judicial Court against results of elections.
On other hand, dozens of supporters of Ahmed Shafiq flocked to the main campaign headquarters for the candidate in support of Shafiq, shouting and accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of being behind setting fire to their electoral campaign headquarters in Cairo’s Dokki district.
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