A presidential election was held in Egypt on 23 and 24 May 2012. The main election was held on June 16 and 17. The Muslim Brotherhood declared early Monday June 18, 2012, that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt’s presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the Arab world.It was the second presidential election in Egypt’s history with more than one candidate, following the 2005 election, and the first presidential election after the 2011 Egyptian revolution during the Arab Spring.
Egypt election: Both sides claim victory –
• Mohammed Morsi wins 51.8% of vote, Brotherhood says
• Ahmed Shafiq’s campaign says winning ‘beyond all doubt’
• Election overshadowed by military power grab
• Scaf says criticism of constitution change disproportionate
Washington urges ruling military to transfer full power to civilian government as Muslim Brotherhood calls for protests.
Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) Pictures from first parlament election Cairo 29.11.2011