Egypt: Islamist, Mubarak’s ex-PM in runofff



CAIRO (AP) — The chairman of Egypt’s presidential election commission says the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate and Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister will context next month’s runoff vote.

Farouq Sultan said Monday the official final results show the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, a former air force commander, as the top two finishers in the first round of voting on May 23-24. He said Morsi won 5.76 million votes, while Shafiq garnered 5.5 million votes.

Finishing a close third was leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahi with 4.82 million votes.