Hamas welcomes self-declared Morsy win in Egypt election

June 18, 2012 18:33

Hamas leaders Monday welcomed the self-declared victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy in the presidential election and expressed hope that he would change Egypt's policy toward the Islamist movement.

The campaigns of both the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsy and former air force commander Ahmed Shafik have claimed they are leading the race, each citing their own unofficial tallies. Egypt's presidential election committee is still compiling results from polling stations and is scheduled to announce the winner of the country's first real presidential vote on Thursday.

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