PEC postpones results, leading to skepticism
Presidential Elections Commission decided to announce the final results of Egypt's presidential race to a date later than Thursday, 21 June.
This comes after the commission revealed that the delay would give them more time to consider the challenges and appeals submitted by both Ahmed Shafiq and Mohamed Morsy's campaigns.
PEC summoned the candidates earlier on Wednesday to hear from them about they appeals they have presented; this was made after the number of appeals reached 440.
The decision was met with doubt by many activists who speculated that the decision was a catalyst for a forgery in favor of Ahmed Shafiq. Others wondered why the Muslim Brotherhood decided to stage a sit in at Tahrir simultaneously with PEC's decision. Some activists favored the decision and said it is a much needed break after the Mubarak death conflicting reports on Tuesday night.
PEC's Bagato revealed that results might be announced on Saturday or Sunday.
Results announcement might be on Saturday or Sunday, PEC's Bagato said
PEC's Bagato said that looking into appeals might last till Saturday
PEC's Bagato revealed that they needed more time for appeals
PEC's Bagato hinting that results might be postponed till Saturday
Al Jazeera reports that the results of runs off have been postponed indefinitely
Sarcasm kicks in: ''The whole country is going crazy because PEC needs more time, although when they had 13 candidates in the first time, they didn't need so much time! You know how forgery isn't easy, eh?''
Skepticism was met after the PEC decision
Some activists speculate the reasons behind postponing results
Some reactions toward the decision
Some activists said the decision counts as a ''break'' for Egypt
Twitter users accept their anger over PEC's decision to postpone results' announcement
Bagato, PEC Official: Results announced by both presidential candidates' campaigns aren't accurate, and we'll announce results of Al Ameereya Printing House Investigations tomorrow [in terms of fraud]