Sabahi demands Egyptian vote suspended over irregularities
Leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabahi will file an appeal for Egypt’s presidential election to be suspended because of alleged voting irregularities and a pending case over the right of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik to stand, Sabahi’s lawyer said on Saturday.
“We will present an appeal on behalf of candidate Hamdeen Sabahy...to the presidential electoral committee, citing a series of irregularities...that have affected the outcome of the first round,” Essam El-Islamboly told Reuters.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi is due to face-off against Shafik next month, after the two men received the most votes in the first round of voting.
Mursi received a reported 25 percent of the votes, while Shafik got 24 percent, clear of third-placed Sabahi who got 22 percent.