Cairo (CNN) — Tensions soared in Egypt as an entire nation awaited presidential election results that are now expected to be announced Sunday afternoon.
“We are still going thru the complaints of electoral violations and so far we haven’t determined the date of when the results will be announced,” said Farouq Sultan, head of the Supreme Presidential Elections Commission, in a banner flashed on Nile TV.
Authorities are reviewing about 400 electoral violation reports submitted by the two candidates, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi and former air force officer Ahmed Shafik.
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Official results will be announced Sunday at 3 p.m. (9 a.m. ET), said Tarek Shibl of the election commission.
Ahead of the highly anticipated results, Egypt’s all-powerful military leaders warned of potential chaos but said they won’t reverse their widely deplored constitutional and judicial changes. They also warned politicians to keep a lid on election-related unrest.
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