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Egypt election results will be announced tomorrow

Egypt's electoral commission will give the official presidential election results tomorrow, state media is reporting.

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An Egyptian election official counts ballot papers at a polling station in Cairo on May 24, 2012 after polls closed in the country's landmark presidential election. (Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

The results of Egypt's presidential election will be announced tomorrow, the electoral commission has said.

The commission's secretary-general told state TV that the official count would be given at 3pm local time on Sunday, the Ahram Online news site reported.

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Results were originally due on Thursday, but on Wednesday the commission announced they would be delayed while it investigated complaints from both campaigns. No new date was given for the announcement.

Both candidates – the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed Shafiq, former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak – have claimed victory in the presidential run-off.

According to Al Jazeera, the Brotherhood has released what it claims are photocopies of official counts from every district in Egypt, which put Morsi ahead by around 900,000 votes.

The party has called a sit-in in Cairo's Tahrir Square in order to, in Morsi's words, "guarantee that [the people's] will" is respected, Al Jazeera said.

Protesters, who have been occupying the square since Wednesday, are also calling for Egypt's military leaders to rescind the constitutional declaration they issued last week granting themselves sweeping powers and limiting the elected president's authority, CBS News said.

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