The apparent front-runners in Egypt's presidential elections, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, reached out on Saturday (May 26th) to other candidates, AFP reported.
Final votes are still being counted, but early tallies provided by the official Middle East News Agency showed Morsi in first place and Shafiq in second.
On Friday night, the Brotherhood said it is seeking to create a coalition of forces to challenge Shafiq, reaching out to Morsi's former rivals, including Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, who left the group to run for president.
Shafiq also said he will seek support from former rivals, calling on each of his competitors by name to join him in a press conference Saturday.
"I pledge that we would work together for the good of Egypt," AFP reported him as saying.
The electoral commission is expected to declare the official results on Tuesday.