Egypt's Brotherhood claims early lead

Ballot counting has begun in Egypt after two days of historic voting to choose the country’s first democratically elected president, with the Muslim Brotherhood claiming lead.

The Brotherhood, the country’s most powerful political force, said on Friday that their candidate, Mohamed Morsi, will face divisive former civil aviation minister Ahmed Shafiq in a presidential run-off.

Morsi, from the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, is one of thirteen men vying to become president.

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