DHAKA: A moderate Islamist candidate said on Monday he did not accept the result of Egypt’s presidential vote.
He said the election had not been honest, in some of the strongest criticism yet of polls to pick a replacement for ousted leader Hosni Mubarak.
The official results were announced Monday showing Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi and Mubarak’s last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq will go to a run-off in June.
‘I reject these results and do not recognise them’, said Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh, a former Brotherhood member, alleging that votes had been bought and representatives of candidates had been denied access to polling stations during the count.
Preliminary results put Abol Fotouh in fourth place.
BDST: 2056 HRS, MAY 28, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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