updated 7:33 AM MST, Nov 17, 2017

Updates:Mursi gets a head start in Shafiq's home town in the Sharqiya governorate's Heya

Mursi or Shafiq? Ahram Online provides live coverage of countrywide vote counts in Egypt's watershed elections for a successor to toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak
10:55 Egyptian television coverage is momentarily shifting from the vote count to discussing the military council's new addendum to the constitutional declaration.

10:44 The counts are in for seven polling stations in Assiut and the Brotherhood's man is pulling further ahead:

Mursi: 4,204

Mursi or Shafiq? Ahram Online provides live coverage of countrywide vote counts in Egypt's watershed elections for a successor to toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak


Shafiq: 837

10:36 Mursi gets a head start in Shafiq's home town in the Sharqiya governorate's Heya district:

Mursi: 1,919

Shafiq: 501

10:24 More wins for Mursi in Upper Egypt, according to the Brotherhood's official website, Ikhwan Online.

The site claims that counts have been completed at 20 polling stations in Minya Governorate, the tally stands at:

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Former Brotherhood official undecided in Egyptian poll

Al Jazeera's David Foster speaks to Kamal al-Helbawy , a former Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, who says he is part of a large revolutionary and national contingent that have not yet decided whether to vote for Mohammed Morsi, the Brotherhood's candidate, or Ahmed Shafiq, the final prime minister under Hosni Mubarak.

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A fork in the road for Egypt's political forces: Who will they choose?


While many fear Shafiq, who makes no secret of his admiration of Mubarak, would seek to resurrect the policies of the old regime should he win the presidential elections, others are concerned that Mursi in power would enable the Brotherhood to tighten its grip on the political arena, with the group’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) boasting nearly half the seats in parliament, and consequently implement a strict version of Islamic Sharia law.

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Egypt supreme court calls for parliament to be dissolved

Protesters react outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo June 14, 2012

Egypt's supreme court has caused outrage by calling for the dissolution of the lower house of parliament and for fresh elections.

It has ruled last year's parliamentary election was unconstitutional, with one third of the seats "illegitimate".

The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in this weekend's presidential election run-off, Mohamed Mursi, said the decision "must be respected".

However, other Brotherhood figures condemned the ruling.

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