Egypt hit by election uncertainty

Security is high as the country waits to find out who will be declared president, writes David Lynch in Cairo.

23rd June, 2012
Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Photo: Getty

Egypt is entering what many observers have described as its most unpredictable and potentially dangerous period since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.

Two presidential candidates have both claimed victory after a polarising election, the parliament has been dissolved by judicial decree and the military has assumed sweeping legal and political powers. These factors mean the coming days in Cairo will be tense.

Tens of thousands of protesters are jammed into Tahrir Square this...

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