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Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egypt

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Muslim Brotherhood supporters. (Photo: Matthew Bell)

Egypt's ruling military council has vowed to hand over power to an elected president by the end of June.

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The promise comes as votes are counted after Sunday's presidential run-off election, with both candidates claiming they are ahead in early results.

However, the council had earlier issued a declaration granting itself sweeping powers over legislation and the introduction of a new constitution.

Opposition groups condemned the declaration as a "coup".

Matthew Bell reports from Cairo.

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