Muslim Brotherhood Claims Victory in Egypt


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.

Player utilities

Listen to the Story.

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.