Cairo On Edge http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22220/all en Egypt election: Shafiq victory leads to violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120529/egypt-election-shafiq-morsi-violence <p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; Egyptian protesters set fire Monday night to the campaign headquarters of Ahmed Shafiq, the controversial presidential contender and former minister, following the official announcement of Egypt&rsquo;s first round of presidential elections in Cairo. Campaigning on law and order and a heavy-handed crackdown on anti-regime protesters, Shafiq secured a surprising second place, setting the stage for a run-off between the Mubarak holdover and the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/egypt/120529/egypt-election-shafiq-morsi-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cairo On Edge Egypt Need to Know Elections Tue, 29 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5705992 at http://www.globalpost.com