Egyptian presidential election, 2012

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Egyptian presidential election, 2012
Egypt
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Nominee Mohamed Morsi Ahmed Shafik
Party Freedom and Justice Independent
Popular vote 13,230,131 12,347,380
Percentage 51.73% 48.27%

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Head of state before election

Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Chairman of the Military Council
Nonpartisan

Elected Head of state

Mohamed Morsi
Freedom and Justice

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A presidential election was held in Egypt in two rounds, the first on 23 and 24 May 2012 and the second on 16 and 17 June. The Muslim Brotherhood declared early 18 June 2012, that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's presidential election, which would be the first victory of an Islamist as head of state in the Arab world.[1] It was the second presidential election in Egypt's history with more than one candidate, following the 2005 election, and the first presidential election after the 2011 Egyptian revolution which ousted president Hosni Mubarak, during the Arab Spring. Morsi, however, lasted little over a year as President before he was ousted in a popular uprising or military coup in July 2013.

In the first round, with a voter turnout of 46%, the results were split between five major candidates: Mohamed Morsi (25%), Ahmed Shafik (24%), Hamdeen Sabahi (21%), Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh (18%), and Amr Moussa (11%), while the remaining 2% were split between several smaller candidates. The elections set the stage for the divisions that were to follow, along Islamist and secular lines, and those opposed to and those supporting the former political elite. Islamist candidates Morsi and Fotouh won roughly 42% of the vote, while the remaining secular candidates won 56% of the vote. Candidates Shafik and Moussa held positions under the Mubarak regime and won 35% of the vote, while Sabahi was a prominent dissident during the Sadat and Mubarak regimes.

Following the second round, with a voter turnout of 52%, on 24 June 2012, Egypt's election commission announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi had won Egypt's presidential elections. Morsi won by a narrow margin over Ahmed Shafik, the final prime minister under deposed President Hosni Mubarak. The commission said Morsi took 51.7% of the vote versus 48.3% for Shafik.[2] Morsi was sworn in on 30 June 2012 and was later ousted in a popular uprising or coup on 3 July 2013.

Rules[edit]

The rules for the election were released on 30 January 2012. Candidates had to be born in Egypt to Egyptian parents, may not have held dual nationality and may not have been married to a foreigner. To be nominated, they required the support of 30 Members of Parliament or 30,000 voters.[3] According to the electoral committee, the formal registration process for candidates started on 10 March[4] and ended on 8 April 2012 at 2 pm.[5]

Qualified candidates[edit]

Ballot Paper, First round

23 candidates officially registered to contest the elections.[6] The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) was expected to release the list of candidates who fulfil the legal requirements and are eligible for the presidency on 26 April.[7]

On 14 April 2012, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) announced the disqualification of ten candidates: Omar Suleiman, Khairat El-Shater, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Ayman Nour, Ahmad Awad Al-Saidi, Mortada Mansour, Ibrahim El-Gharib, Mamdouh Qutb, Houssam Khayrat and Ashraf Barouma.[8] Reasons for the disqualifications were not given, but the affected candidates were given 48 hours to appeal the decisions. Both Suleiman and El-Shater's campaigns stated they would file appeals.[9] All appeals were rejected.[10]

On 23 April, SCAF ratified the Corruption of Political Life Law (aka the Disenfranchisement Law),[11] which was passed by the People's Assembly on 12 April.[12] The new law stipulated that any individual who served as President of the Republic, Vice President, Prime Minister, or a high ranking NDP official during the ten years prior to 11 February 2011 (day of Hosni Mubarak's resignation) would not be eligible to run or hold public office for ten years, effective 11 February 2011.[13] The law disqualified presidential hopefuls Ahmed Shafik (prime minister) and Omar Suleiman (vice-president), but did not exclude Amr Mussa.[14]

On 25 April the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) accepted the appeal filed by Ahmed Shafik against its previous decision to exclude him from running for President.[15] Therefore, a total of 13 candidates were left standing in SPEC's final list.[16] The appeal also requested the new Parliamentary law be brought before the Supreme Constitutional Court to determine its constitutionality.[17]

On 16 May 2012, Mohammad Fawzi Issa dropped out of the race (in support of Amr Moussa), leaving the final candidate count at 12.[18][19]

Main registered presidential candidates[edit]

Photo Candidate Details Party affiliation
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Independent
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Lawyer and labor activist. Former head of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), founding member of Hisham Mubarak Law Center (HMLC)
Independent
Ex-Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and head of the Egyptian Association for Culture and Dialogue
Independent
Hisham Bastawisy.JPG
Egyptian judge and the vice president of the Egyptian Court of Cassation. Tagammu nominee
Mohamed Morsi-05-2013.jpg
Candidate of the Freedom and Justice Party. Replacement candidate after the elimination of Khairat El-Shater. Former Member of Parliament (2000–2005).
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Independent
Founder of the Nasserist Dignity Party.
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh.jpg
Secretary general of the Arab Medical Union and former member of the guidance bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood
Independent

(received the endorsement of Salafi Al-Nour Party,[20] moderate Islamic Al-Wasat Party[21] and Egyptian Current Party. )

Ahmed Shafik[edit]

Ahmed Shafik officially launched his presidential campaign on 2 November 2011. He was the last Prime Minister appointed by Hosni Mubarak after the beginning of the 2011 revolution in January. He resigned only three weeks after the deposition of the long-term president.[22] Shafik claims to be on good terms with the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.[23]

Shafik was first disqualified in the wake of the ratification of the Corruption of Political Life Law (aka the Disenfranchisement Law), which banned Mubarak-era PMs from nomination.[24] He immediately appealed the decision and on 25 April the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) accepted his appeal, which puts him back in the race.[15]

Shafik collected 48.3 percent of the vote in the persidential runoff.

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh[edit]

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a doctor by practice and a former Muslim Brotherhood figure popular with Egyptian youths, declared his candidacy in May 2011. He was expelled from the Brotherhood for this decision on 20 June of that year, as it contradicted an earlier decision that the Brotherhood would not put forward a candidate in 2011.[25] The Muslim Brotherhood contradicted their initial position on 31 March 2012 when they put forward Khairat El-Shater as the Brotherhood's candidate and Mohamed Morsi as his replacement. Aboul Fotouh is well known for his staunch opposition to both the Sadat and Mubarak regimes, as well as his openness towards people of different political views. He was detained once during Sadat's rule and twice during Mubarak's rule. He promised to appoint a vice-president who is a youth revolutionary and to fill over half of the country's important posts with people under the age of 45.[26]

Despite coming from the moderate-to-liberal wing of the Islamist movement, Aboul Fotouh won the endorsement of the Salafi Al-Nour Party on 28 April 2012.[27]

Khaled Ali[edit]

Khaled Ali announced his campaign on 27 February 2012 and applied for elections on 8 April 2012 as an independent with the support of 32 elected officials in both chambers of parliament. At 40 years old, he was the youngest candidate to enter the race. Ali is a prominent Egyptian lawyer and activist, known for his work advocating reform of corruption in the government and private sector and his promotion of social justice and labor rights. Al-Ahram Weekly called him a "legendary anti-corruption crusader",[28] and CounterPunch described him as "Egypt’s best-known counselor and defender of independent unions and worker protests."[29] In 2011 he won the "Egyptian Corruption Fighter" award.[30]

Many of Ali’s supporters see him as filling the void left by Mohamed ElBaradei's withdrawal.[31] Ali is not well-known to the majority of Egyptians, and even those who are familiar with him have tended to be surprised by his decision to run. His profile doesn’t compare to the other "star" candidates in the race, wrote Al-Akhbar English.[31] Ali's lack of experience as a politician is a concern. Many, even in the revolutionary movement, remain skeptical about his candidacy.[31] Ali's candidacy has not been seen to have a high likelihood of success. Critics argued that his chance of winning was low, and expressed concern that he could split the vote in a way that would sway the election towards representatives of the prior regime.[32]

Socialist Popular Alliance Party and Egyptian Socialists members told Egypt Independent that they are seriously considering backing Ali’s candidacy. "Up until now, the situation is unclear. Khaled may be our choice. Some are proposing a potential partnership between Khaled Ali and Abouel Fotouh [where Ali can run as his deputy]," said Marwa Farouk, a member of the Popular Alliance.[33]

Mohammed Salim Al-Awa[edit]

Mohammad Salim Al-Awa, an Islamic thinker, declared his candidacy on 14 June 2011.[34] The fact that Al-Awa and Aboul Fotouh belong to the same school of thought have led to press speculation about vote-splitting and the possibility of their uniting behind a single candidate. Aboul Fotouh recognized this possibility.[25]

Hisham Bastawisy[edit]

Hisham Bastawisy is an Egyptian judge and the vice president of the Egyptian Court of Cassation. He was one of the leaders of the Egyptian opposition before and during the 2011 Egyptian revolution. He is running for the Egyptian presidential elections as a representative of the National Progressive Unionist Party (Tagammu).

Abu Al-Izz Al-Hariri[edit]

Abu Al-Izz Al-Hariri is an Alexandria MP representing the Socialist Popular Alliance Party and the The Revolution Continues Alliance. He filed his application on 13 March 2012.

Amr Moussa[edit]

When asked about the rumors that he might run for the 2012 presidential elections, Amr Moussa refused to rule out the possibility of running for the office, leaving the door open to expectations. He argued that, "It's the right of every citizen that has the capacity and efficiency to aspire to any political office that would allow him to contribute to the service of his nation".[35] He further stated to the press that the qualities required of the President also apply to Gamal Mubarak, arguing that the citizenship, rights and obligations which apply to himself can also be applied to Gamal.[36] He also expressed appreciation for "the confidence expressed by many people when they talk about his candidacy for the Egyptian presidency, and expressed that the message reached him.".[37]

On 27 February 2011 he announced he would be running for president saying "God willing, I will be one of them."[38]

Hamdeen Sabahi[edit]

Hamdeen Sabahi, the leader of the Nasserist Dignity Party officially filed his application on 6 April 2012.[39]

Mohammed Morsi[edit]

Mohamed Morsi is the Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), a political party that was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, since 30 April 2011.[40] He was a Member of Parliament from 2000 to 2005.

Morsi received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in engineering from Cairo University in 1975 and 1978. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1982. He was an Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge from 1982 to 1985. In 1985 he went back to Egypt to teach at Zagazig University.[41]

Kairat El-Shater had been put forward as candidate, but he was excluded from the race. As a replacement, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt fielded Mohamed Morsi, chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party, he faced Ahmed Shafik in a run-off vote on 16–17 June 2012.

On 24 June 2012, Egypt's election commission announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi has won Egypt's presidential runoff. Morsi won by a narrow margin over Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak. The commission said Morsi took 51.7 percent of the vote versus 48.3 for Shafik.[2]

Minor candidates[edit]

The remaining candidates are:[6]

Disqualified candidates[edit]

Main disqualified candidates[edit]

Photo Candidate Details Party affiliation
حازم صلاح مسجد أسد بن الفرات.jpg
A Salafist[42] and ultra-conservative figure.[43]
Independent
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Founder of the liberal El-Ghad Party and leader of the Ghad El-Thawra Party.
note: El-Ghad -> tomorrow party not Gehad party
Businessman and deputy supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
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General and intelligence chief under Hosni Mubarak

Hazem Salah Abu Ismail[edit]

Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is an independent, ultra-conservative[43] Salafi Islamist lawyer and politician.[42][44]

He rejects the idea of reconciling the religious law of Islam with personal freedom. He announced to make wearing the veil mandatory for Egyptian women in case of being elected.[45] He would ban the consumption of alcohol in public, even for tourists. Abu Ismail advocates the closure of gambling casinos, which are currently reserved for foreign visitors. Tourists wearing two-piece swimsuits should be arrested, according to Abu Ismail.[46] Moreover, he calls for the abolishment of the Shura Council, which is the upper house of the Egyptian parliament.[47]

By 28 March, Abu Ismail had collected 150,000 signatures supporting his candidacy. He was endorsed by 58 members of parliament,[48] the Salafist Scholars Shura Council,[49] and the Salafist Front.[50]

On 11 April, the State Council decided that the Ministry of Interior is obliged to provide documents verifying the nationality of the candidate's mother.[7] Thus, he would fail the premise that candidates, their spouses and their parents must hold exclusive Egyptian citizenship.[51] Abu Ismail denies the ministry's assertion and insists that his mother was exclusively Egyptian.[52] The threat to Abu Ismail's candidacy has triggered protests by his supporters.[52][53]

As of 14 April 2012, Abu-Ismail has been barred from the election by the Presidential Election Commission. He has been given 48 hours to appeal the decision.[54]

Ayman Nour[edit]

Ayman Nour is the founder of Al-Ghad Party, leader of the Ghad El-Thawra Party and former candidate in the 2005 presidential elections in which he emerged as runner-up to the winning President Hosni Mubarak.

Ayman Nour was jailed in 2006 few months after the presidential elections when he was convicted in charges of forgery. He was later removed from the presidency of Al-Ghad Party. In February 2009, he was released from prison under an amnesty due to health reasons. It has been alleged that his release from prison was due to US President Barack Obama demanding his release as a condition to meet with Mubarak.[55]

Ayman Nour's ability to candidate was doubtful, because of being an ex-convict and a former prisoner. However, he was pardoned by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and is thus not longer banned from political activity but eligible for the presidency.[56] Nour was also barred from running for the presidency by the Presidential Election Commission.[57]

Khairat El-Shater[edit]

After initially deciding not to field a candidate, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt announced on 31 March 2012 that its deputy supreme guide Khairat El-Shater would run in the election.[58][59]

El-Shater, who was convicted and imprisoned for several years during the rule of Mubarak, might be excluded from the race due to the ban of ex-convicts from political activity. The ruling military council had pardoned him, but a case was filed to eliminate him from the election, because the pardon has not been endorsed by a criminal court.[60] The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt fielded Mohamed Morsi, chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party, as an alternative candidate in case El-Shater's candidacy was invalidated.

As of 14 April 2012, El-Shater has been barred from the election by the Presidential Election Commission. His campaign has stated that they would appeal the decision.[54]

Omar Suleiman[edit]

General Omar Suleiman, who was director of the General Intelligence Service and in 2011 shortly the last vice president under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, announced his candidacy on 6 April 2012.[61]

As of 14 April 2012, Suleiman has been barred from the election by the Presidential Election Commission. His campaign appealed the decision but was rejected.[54]

He left the country, reportedly going to Abu Dhabi, then to Germany, then finally to the United States for treatment. He died suddenly on 19 July 2012 while having medical tests done in Cleveland, Ohio. His body was taken home for burial. He was given a military funeral.

Minor disqualified candidates[edit]

Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Mohamed ElBaradei[edit]

In November 2009 amidst the political controversy over the then prospective 2011 presidential election and the constitutional impediments placed in the faces of candidates under the amended Article 76 in the 2007 constitution and amidst speculation about then-president Hosni Mubarak's son Gamal running for the post, Mohamed ElBaradei decided to respond to the continuous pressing from people who asked him to run for the 2011 election.[62][63][64] ElBaradei said in a statement sent from his office in Vienna to Al-Shorouk newspaper that "He did not announce willingness or unwillingness to participate in the upcoming presidential election... and that he will clear his position on the presidency after November".[65] His office manager added:

Dr. ElBaradei is the Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency until the end of November. Therefore, he is currently devoted to his work and to address the important issues and topics that need to be addressed by the IAEA. So he did not take any decision regarding his future which will be decided in light of developments of the next phase.

At the same time, the New Wafd Party and other opposition political forces have announced that they are ready to support ElBaradei if he decided to run for the election. However, Mohamed ElBaradei stated that if he decides to run for the 2011 elections, he prefers to run as an independent candidate, rather than running as a candidate of any of the existing political parties.[66]

On 24 February 2010, ElBaradei met with several opposition leaders and notable intellects at his home in Cairo. The meeting was concluded with an announcement for the formation of a new non-party-political movement called "National Association for Change". The movement aims for general reforms in the political scene and mainly burke the Constitutional article#76 which places restrictions on true free presidential elections especially when it comes to independent candidates. Worth mentioning is that the banned political group the Muslim Brotherhood were represented by one of their key figures who attended the meeting however their stand in accepting a non-member of their group as a candidate is yet unclear. It is also unknown whether Amr Moussa the head of the Arab League who met with Elbaradei a day earlier will be part of the new movement.[67]

On 14 January 2012, he withdrew his candidacy in protest against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces' alleged usurpation of power as he criticised the road map of transition to a civilian government following the 2011 revolution.[68] ElBaradei called it a "travesty" to elect a president before a new constitution has been drafted.[69]

AbdElazim Negm[edit]

Abdelazim Negm is a professor of hydraulic engineering at Zagazig University and former vice cean for education and student affairs. He announced his candidacy on 4 March 2011, and withdrew it on 2 April 2012.[70][71]

Bothaina Kamel[edit]

Bothaina Kamel, a media personality and pro-democracy activist, announced her candidacy in April 2011.[72] She dropped out of the race after failing to acquire the necessary number of signatures.[73]

Saad El-Soghayar[edit]

Al-Sughayar headed to the High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) on Tuesday to collect the official application documents and learn of the requirements for running for presidency. A large crowd and folklore music accompanied Al-Sughayar and his band on their visit to the HPEC.

Upon his visit to the HPEC, the pop star said that he has collected 30,000 recommendations, which were declined due to his failure to fill in required documents prior the submission, reported the Middle East News Agency. He insisted that he will collect more than 55,000 recommendations. He added that his presidential agenda is ambitious and includes several priorities important to the common citizen, with a full healthcare-for-all system at the front line of these priorities.[74]

However, in a television show later that same day, he went to state he did not think that he was qualified for office and not even for any elected office. He added that he pulled this stunt to show the government and the SCAF that the criteria of 30,000 signatures is not a true obstacle to prevent non-serious candidates.[citation needed]

Mohammad Fawzi Issa[edit]

Democratic Generation Party nominee – withdrew on 16 May 2012 in favour of Amr Moussa.[19]

Opinion polls[edit]

The first opinion poll conducted in Egypt post-Mubarak was conducted by YouGov. According to the YouGov survey of 1871 Egyptians between 15–20 February 2011, Almost half of all Egyptians (49%) believed that Amr Moussa, the secretary general of the Arab League, was the man most capable of leading the next Egyptian government. Other potential presidents, Ahmed Zewill (13%) & Ayman Nour, Mubarak’s 2005 Presidential rival (1%), trailed Moussa by a huge margin. Almost 1 in 10 (9%) believed former Vice President, Omar Sulieman, should be Egypt’s new leader. The majority (81%) of Egyptians believed that the army would facilitate free and fair elections.[75]

An April 2011 survey of 1,000 Egyptians by Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project with a margin of error of four percentage points found that the most popular Egyptian politician was Amr Moussa with 41% of Egyptians viewing him as "very favourable," followed by Ayman Nour with 32% and Mohamed ElBaradei with 25%. Some 75% had a favourable view of the Muslim Brotherhood, but only 17% believed they should lead the next government.[76]

A poll conducted during the 2011 protests asking "who do you think should be the next President of Egypt?" showed Moussa in the lead, with 26% of respondents naming him.[77]

Conducted/
Published
Polling Organisation/
Client
Sample size Amr Moussa Abu Ismail Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh Omar Suleiman Ahmed Shafik Hamdeen Sabahi (DP) Mohamed Morsi (FJP) Salim Al-Awa Khairat El-Shater (FJP) Ayman Nour (Ghad) Kamal Ganzouri Mohamed ElBaradei (CP) other undecided
Feb 2011 YouGov[75] 1871 49% 9% 1% 1% 2% 24% 13%
9–20 March 2011 IPI[78] 615 37% 5% 1% 2% 37% 14%
Jun 2011 IPI[79] 800 32% 3% 3% 2% 42%
Jun/Jul 2011 Newsweek/
Daily Beast[80]
1008 16% 5% 4% 12% 2% 6% 4% 12% 13% 27%
" (3-way race) " 47% 16% 19% 18%
Aug 2011 ACPSS[81] 2,400 44% 5.2% 2% 9% 12% 5% 5% 6% 4% 7.8% 45%
Oct 2011 Press TV/
Synovate[82]
1,030 42% 15% 13% 30%
Oct 2011 ACPSS[83] 2,400 44.8% 5.2% 1.6% 10.8% 13.2% 5.7% 4.7% 5.0% 3.5% 5.5%  ?
Nov 2011 ACPSS[84] 2,400 38.9% 5.7% 1.5% 6.6% 8.5% 4.0% 5.7% 3.2% 2.9% 24.5%  ?
Mar 2012 Al Ahram[85] 1,200 31.5% 22.7% 8.3% 9.3% 10.2% 5.0% 4.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 4.0%  ?
Apr 2012 Al Ahram[86] 1,200 30.7% 28.8% 8.5% 8.2% 7.5% 3.9% 3.2% 1.7% 1.4% 1.3% 6.5%  ?
Apr 2012 Al-Masri Al-Yom[87] 2,034 6.4% 11.7% 12.4% 20.1% 2.2% 2.7% 1% 3.2% 2.2% 38.1%
Apr 2012 Al Ahram[88][89] 1,200 22.3% 21.4% 6.2% 31.7% 3.4% 4.3% 1.2% 4.3% 0.9% 4.3%
Apr 2012 Al Ahram[90] 1,200 40.9% 25.2% 10.5% 9.3% 0.9% 4.4%  ?  ?
Apr 2012 Al-Masri Al-Yom[91][92] 2,129 12.5% 15.5% 6% 5% 1.5% 5.1% 54.4%
Apr 2012 Al Ahram[93][94] 1,200 41.1% 27.3% 11.9% 7.4% 3.6% 5.7% 3.0% 12.3%
Apr 2012 Al Masry Al Youm[95] 2,100 14.1% 18.5% 5.3% 5% 3.6% 1.4% 2% 50.1%
April–May 2012 IDSC[96][97] 1,209 11% 11% 6% 2% 2% 42% 1
April–May 2012 Al Ahram[98][99] 1,200 39% 24% 17.2% 6.7% 7% 2.9% 3.2%
May 2012 Shorouk[100] 1,014 16% 20.8% 15.2% 5.7% 5.2%  ? 3.4% 33.6%
May 2012 Al Masry Al Youm[101] 2,152 17% 15.7% 14.8% 6% 5.2%  ? 3.7% 37.6%
May 2012 IDSC[102] 2,264 7% 9% 8% 2% 4% 2% 2 39% 3
May 2012 Al Ahram[103][104] 1,200 40.8% 17.8% 19.9% 7% 9.4% 2.7% 2.5% 15.3%
May 2012 Al Masry Al Youm[105]  ? 16% 12.5% 16.3% 7% 8.8% 2% 37.4%
May 2012 IDSC[106][107] 1,390 11% 9% 12% 5% 6% 1% 2% 37% 4
May 2012 IDSC[108] 1,366 11% 7% 12% 7% 7%  ?  ? 35%
May 2012 Al Aharam[109] 1,200 31.7% 14.6% 22.6% 11.7% 14.8% 2.3% 1.7%5  ?
May 2012 Al Masry Al Youm[109] 2,287 14.6% 12.4% 19.3% 9.5% 9% 1% 1.2% 33%
May 2012 Shorouk[110] 1,185 15.1% 13.2% 15.8% 12.3% 9.5% 1.3% 2.9% 29.8%
May 2012 U of Maryland[111][112] 772 28% 32% 14% 8% 8%  ?  ?  ?

Notes:
1 In addition, another 7% decided not to vote, 16% haven't decided if they will participate, and 3% refused to say their nominee
2 2% for Khaled Ali
3 In addition, another 8% will not vote, 6% did not disclose nominee, and 17% have yet to decide if they will participate.
4 In addition, another 6% will not vote, 3% did not disclose nominee, and 8% have yet to decide if they will participate.
5The article doesn't mention "other", but mentions Ali and Hariri, which are not placed on the table, getting 1.1% and 0.6% respectively (hence, total of 1.7).

Runoff polls
candidate Al Ahram[103]

(May 2012)

Amr Moussa 63.8%
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh 36.2%
Amr Moussa 77.6%
Mohamed Morsi 22.4%
Amr Moussa 68%
Ahmed Shafik 32%
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh 52.9%
Ahmed Shafik 47.1%
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh 74.7%
Mohamed Morsi 25.3%

Turnout[edit]

According to Al Ahram, turnout in the first round of voting was 43.4%,[113] a low turnout compared to the parliamentary elections months before.

Results[edit]

Results from the first round.
e • d Summary of the 23–24 May and 16–17 June 2012 Egyptian presidential election results
Candidates Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes  % Votes  %
Mohamed Morsi Freedom and Justice Party 5,764,952 24.78% 13,230,131 51.73%
Ahmed Shafik Independent 5,505,327 23.66% 12,347,380 48.27%
Hamdeen Sabahi Dignity Party 4,820,273 20.72%
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh Independent 4,065,239 17.47%
Amr Moussa Independent 2,588,850 11.13%
Mohammad Salim Al-Awa Independent 235,374 1.01%
Khaled Ali Independent 134,056 0.58%
Abu Al-Izz Al-Hariri Socialist Popular Alliance Party 40,090 0.17%
Hisham Bastawisy National Progressive Unionist Party 29,189 0.13%
Mahmoud Houssam Independent 23,992 0.10%
Mohammad Fawzi Issa Democratic Generation Party 23,889 0.10%
Houssam Khairallah Democratic Peace Party 22,036 0.09%
Abdulla Alashaal Authenticity Party 12,249 0.05%
Total valid votes 23,265,516 98.28% 25,577,511 96.81%
Invalid votes 406,720 1.72% 843,252 3.19%
Turnout 23,672,236 46.42% 26,420,763 51.85%
Abstentions 27,324,510 53.58% 24,538,031 48.15%
Registered voters 50,996,746 50,958,794
Source: [114][115] [116]

On 24 June 2012, Egypt's election commission announced that Morsi had won the run-off.[2] Egypt's benchmark stock index celebrated Morsi's election by closing up 7.6 per cent, its largest single-day gain in nine years.[117]

Per Governorate, first round[edit]

Governorate won by Mohamed Morsi
Governorate won by Ahmed Shafik
Governorate won by Hamdeen Sabahi
Governorate won by Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh
Governorate won by Amr Moussa
Governorate Morsi votes % Shafik votes % Sabahi votes % Aboul Fotouh votes % Moussa votes % Others votes % Total
Aswan 60,495 23.13 45,824 17.52 41,686 15.94 44,801 17.13 59,790 22.86 8,927 3.41 261,523
Asyut 194,803 32.62 163,546 27.39 52,563 8.80 117,546 19.69 51,460 8.62 17,215 2.88 597,133
Luxor 44,731 21.86 47,432 23.18 32,771 16.01 38,627 18.88 34,843 17.03 6,229 3.04 204,633
Alexandria 299,455 16.55 212,257 11.73 571,772 31.61 388,051 21.45 292,648 16.18 44,913 2.48 1,809,096
Ismailia 92,633 26.44 52,377 14.95 71,679 20.46 59,697 17.04 65,988 18.84 7,959 2.27 350,332
Red Sea 14,660 16.07 17,970 19.70 22,313 24.47 16,070 17.62 18,191 19.95 1,997 2.19 91,201
Beheira 392,588 28.75 171,515 12.56 196,380 14.38 334,293 24.48 243,292 17.82 27,436 2.01 1,365,504
Beni Suef 260,303 41.76 119,768 19.22 48,493 7.78 122,016 19.58 57,661 9.25 15,035 2.41 623,276
Port Said 35,087 15.46 35,485 15.63 91,747 40.41 28,544 12.57 32,155 14.16 4,007 1.77 227,025
Giza 599,858 27.85 372,795 17.31 474,011 22.00 423,127 19.64 236,132 10.96 48,199 2.24 2,154,122
South Sinai 4,895 19.89 4,067 16.53 3,648 14.83 4,300 17.47 6,907 28.07 790 3.21 24,607
Dakahlia 389,451 23.07 420,008 24.88 393,972 23.34 247,916 14.49 199,640 11.83 37,090 2.20 1,688,077
Damietta 106,422 23.64 54,937 12.20 106,905 23.75 107,816 23.95 66,396 14.57 7,715 1.71 450,192
Suez 49,724 23.94 21,817 10.50 45,534 21.92 41,794 20.12 43,471 20.93 5,399 2.60 207,739
Sohag 202,554 29.74 177,418 26.05 47,363 6.95 136,174 19.99 100,035 14.69 17,555 2.58 681,099
Al Sharqia 524,474 32.18 605,533 37.16 194,569 11.94 210,988 12.95 65,701 4.03 28,296 1.74 1,629,561
North Sinai 32,431 37.06 8,470 9.68 7,616 8.70 15,830 18.09 20,937 23.93 2,221 2.54 87,505
Gharbia 220,059 17.14 398,238 31.03 293,220 22.84 198,108 15.43 143,108 11.15 30,850 2.40 1,283,583
Faiyum 289,485 47.02 75,084 12.19 37,882 6.15 168,601 27.38 32,558 5.29 12,100 1.97 615,710
Cairo 604,372 16.96 933,995 26.21 988,795 27.75 561,147 15.75 387,162 10.87 87,827 2.46 3,563,298
Qalyubia 299,556 22.80 393,555 29.95 270,156 20.56 168,442 12.82 154,703 11.77 27,713 2.11 1,314,125
Qena 97,268 25.09 83,858 21.63 42,277 10.91 78,779 20.32 75,929 19.59 9,514 2.45 387,625
Kafr el-Sheikh 133,932 17.10 63,395 8.09 486,662 62.13 67,164 8.57 22,906 2.92 9,257 1.18 783,316
Monufia 203,501 18.54 586,345 53.42 105,727 9.63 143,238 13.05 35,180 3.21 23,656 2.16 1,097,647
Minya 407,955 42.23 265,779 27.51 64,437 6.67 150,509 15.58 56,573 5.86 20,873 2.16 966,126
Matrouh 7,565 32.01 566 2.39 287 1.21 13,665 57.81 1,283 5.43 270 1.14 23,636
New Valley 14,454 28.22 6,252 12.21 7,158 13.97 12,704 24.80 8,897 17.37 1,759 3.43 51,224
expatriates 107,924 30.92 24,542 7.03 47,687 13.66 83,436 23.91 41,545 11.90 43,872 12.57 349,006
Total 5,690,635 24.86 5,362,828 23.43 4,747,310 20.74 3,983,383 17.40 2,555,091 11.16 548,674 2.40 22,887,921
Source: Judges for Egypt There is a difference estimated at one-third of a million votes between the statistics of the total of judges for Egypt and the official figures of the Supreme Committee for Elections.

Per Governorate, second round[edit]

Governorate Valid votes Invalid votes Turnout % Morsi votes % Shafik votes %
Aswan 317,424 7,776 37.9 164,826 51.9 152,598 48.1
Asyut 901,539 26,837 44.6 554,519 61.5 347,020 38.5
Luxor 264,353 6,781 40.3 124,120 47.0 140,233 53.0
Alexandria 1,687,148 76,274 53.7 970,131 57.5 717,017 42.5
Ismailia 376,576 11,642 55.5 204,307 54.3 172,269 45.7
Red Sea 94,791 2,687 43.5 46,803 49.4 47,988 50.6
Beheira 1,548,271 45,043 49.4 907,377 58.6 640,894 41.4
Beni Suef 770,342 24,261 55.9 512,079 66.5 258,263 33.5
Port Said 239,890 13,577 58.1 109,768 45.8 130,122 54.2
Giza 2,263,425 82,263 54.8 1,351,526 59.7 911,899 40.3
South Sinai 24,742 733 40.8 12,286 49.7 12,456 50.3
Dakahlia 1,904,744 51,243 53.3 845,390 44.4 1,059,354 55.6
Damietta 461,403 14,569 55.9 258,475 56.0 202,928 44.0
Suez 205,963 7,550 56.0 129,229 62.7 76,734 37.3
Sohag 912,853 26,103 40.1 531,636 58.2 381,217 41.8
Al Sharqia 1,928,216 50,070 56.6 881,581 45.7 1,046,635 54.3
North Sinai 94,964 2,401 46.9 58,415 61.5 36,549 38.5
Gharbia 1,575,883 45,103 55.8 583,748 37.0 992,135 63.0
Faiyum 761,330 23,091 50.6 591,995 77.8 169,335 22.2
Cairo 3,399,110 158,687 54.8 1,505,103 44.3 1,894,007 55.7
Qalyubia 1,460,537 42,562 57.9 609,253 41.7 851,284 58.3
Qena 514,089 15,179 33.1 285,894 55.6 228,195 44.4
Kafr el-Sheikh 768,005 23,223 42.6 425,514 55.4 342,491 44.6
Monufia 1,323,265 33,949 61.5 376,677 28.5 946,588 71.5
Minya 1,332,677 43,607 51.8 858,557 64.4 474,120 35.6
Matrouh 81,242 1,629 40.6 65,095 80.1 16,147 19.9
New Valley 63,009 1,320 45.4 39,934 63.4 23,075 36.6
expatriates 301,720 5,092 225,893 74.9 75,827 25.1
Total 13,230,131 51.7 12,347,380 48.3
Source:[118]

Fairness of Election[edit]

Allegations have arisen that the interior ministry handed out over 900,000 ID cards to Egyptian soldiers so that they could vote for Ahmed Shafik, which would be a major campaign violation. Presidential candidate Sabahi asked for the Egyptian election to be temporarily suspended until an investigation was carried out.[119]

In August 2013, former Israeli negotiator Yossi Beilin wrote that an Egyptian official had told him that the true results were in favor of Shafik, but the military gave the presidency to Morsi out of fear of unrest.[120]

Presidential powers[edit]

Further information: President of Egypt

Shortly after it became apparent that Morsi would win the election, SCAF made the following changes to the 30 March 2011 Egypt Constitutional Declaration in order to define the powers of the new president:

- Article 30: In situation that parliament is dissolved the president will be vowed into office in front of High Constitutional Court's General Assembly.

- Article 53: The incumbent SCAF members are responsible for deciding on all issues related to the armed forces including appointing its leaders and extending the terms in office of the aforesaid leaders. The current head of the SCAF is to act as commander-in-chief of the armed forces and minister of defense until a new constitution is drafted.

- Article 53/1: The president can only declare war after the approval of the SCAF.

- Article 53/2: If the country faces internal unrest which requires the intervention of the armed forces, the president can issue a decision to commission the armed forces – with the approval of the SCAF - to maintain security and defend public properties. Current Egyptian law stipulates the powers of the armed forces and its authorities in cases where the military can use force, arrest or detain.

- Article 56 B: The SCAF will assume the authorities set out in sub-article 1 of Article 56 as written in the 30 March 2011 Constitutional Declaration until a new parliament is elected.

- Article 60 B: If the constituent assembly encounters an obstacle that would prevent it from completing its work, the SCAF within a week will form a new constituent assembly- to author a new constitution within three months from the day of the new assembly's formation. The newly drafted constitution will be put forward after 15 days of the day it is completed, for approval by the people through a national referendum. The parliamentary elections will take place one month from the day the new constitution is approved by the national referendum.

- Article 60 B1: If the president, the head of SCAF, the prime minister, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary or a fifth of the constituent assembly find that the new constitution contains an article or more which conflict with the revolution's goals and its main principles or which conflict with any principle agreed upon in all of Egypt's former constitutions, any of the aforementioned bodies may demand that the constituent assembly revises this specific article within 15 days. Should the constituent assembly object to revising the contentious article, the article will be referred to the High Constitutional Court (HCC) which will then be obliged to give its verdict within seven days. The HCC's decision is final and will be published in the official gazette within three days from the date of issuance.

- Article 38 will be replaced with: "The parliamentary elections will be conducted in accordance to the law."[121]

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