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Egypt’s election committee on Sunday considered complaints about a presidential poll that has left voters with what many see as a painful run-off choice between an Islamist apparatchik and a throwback to Hosni Mubarak’s era.
Both contenders are seeking to lay claim to the mantle of the “revolution” that toppled Mubarak 15 months ago, and to appeal to the many Egyptians who picked more centrist figures in last week’s first round.
Hatem Bagato, the secretary-general of the electoral committee, said it was investigating complaints about the voting filed by four candidates — second-placed Ahmed Shafiq, who was Mubarak’s last prime minister, leftist Hamdeen Sabahy, moderate Islamist Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh and former Arab League chief Amr Moussa.
“The (election) results will be announced on Monday or Tuesday at the latest,” Bagato told Reuters by telephone.
Figures cited by state media and party campaigns put Mohamed Mursi, a colourless Brotherhood…
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