"(AP) - The candidate of 's won a spot in a run-off election, according to partial results Friday ........ The most polarizing figures in the race were the 's and former air force commander and former prime minister , a veteran of Mubarak's rule.....
Morsi was in the lead with 28 percent of the ballots so far, according to the independent newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, which was compiling reports from counting stations. That is likely enough to secure him a spot in the run-off.
But the race for second place was neck-and-neck between Shafiq and leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, who was a darkhorse during months of campaigning but had a surprising surge in the days before voting began as Egyptians looked for an alternative to both Islamists and the former regime figures known as "feloul" or "remnants."
Sabahi is a leftist who claims the mantle of the nationalist, socialist ideology of Gamal Abdel-Nasser, Egypt's president from 1956 to 1970...."
Friday, May 25, 2012
Brotherhood advances to second round!
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 8:17 AM