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Egyptian Opposition Say Presidential Election Rigged

10 September 2005 -- Egypt's opposition today criticized the results of the country's presidential elections earlier this week, saying the results were rigged.

Official results showed that incumbent President Hosni Mubarak won the election easily, taking more than 88 percent of the vote.

Ghad party leader Ayman Nur, who received 7.6 percent of the votes, said he considered the outcome to be illegitimate and would not recognize the official results.

Nur claimed that based on comments from judges at polling stations, he should have taken between 30 to 38 percent of the vote.

Nur said the election should be declared void because the results were forged by election commission officials.

The commission has rejected Nur's accusations.