As Egypt prepares for demonstrations Tuesday (June 19th) against recent measures taken by the country's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), uncertainty remains over the winner of the presidential vote, AFP reported.
Official results in the presidential election are not expected before Thursday, but the campaigns of both Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq have claimed victory.
At a Tuesday press conference, Morsi's campaign released what it claimed were certified figures from the electoral commission, showing he took 52% of the electorate, and Egyptian state media reported that initial counts show Morsi ahead.
But Shafiq's campaign spokesperson Ahmed Sarhan said the final figures would prove very different, insisting that it was "an act of piracy to claim victory using totally false figures".
Meanwhile, protests have been organised for Tuesday in response to a declaration by SCAF ordering parliament dissolved based on a ruling by the country's highest court.
The Brotherhood, some of whose members insist parliament still has the power to legislate, is expected to participate in the afternoon protests in Cairo.
On Monday, the military sought to quiet fears over the declaration, saying it will transfer full power to the new president by the end of this month.
Issued late Sunday just as ballot counting for the presidential election run-off began, the SCAF declaration also grants the council veto power over the wording of a new permanent constitution.