CAIRO - A member of the committee overseeing Egypt's presidential election confirmed on Monday that the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate was in the lead but said the count had yet to be finalized, after the Islamist claim was challenged by his rival.

The Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsy was in a run-off over the weekend with Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister.

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"The results shown by the Morsy campaign on their website which show Morsy in the lead, reflect to a large degree the results tallied by the electoral committee," the member, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.

Other officials contacted by Reuters would not comment on the Brotherhood's claim.