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Results show Egypt's Brotherhood candidate to face ex-regime figure in presidential runoff
CAIRO (AP) ' Preliminary results from Egypt's presidential election show Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq have won the top two spots and advanced to next month's runoff.
Results compiled Friday from all of Egypt's 27 provinces show the two in a very tight race, with Morsi in the lead with 25 percent of the votes.
The results have Shafiq, who served as ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, close behind with 24 percent.
That sets the stage for a deeply divisive runoff vote June 16-17 for Egypt's presidency.
Morsi and Shafiq are the country's most polarizing candidates, each loathed by significant sectors of the population. A head-to-head match between them is the most heated imaginable scenario.