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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Calls For Talks With Other Parties

Electoral coordinators count votes at a school used as a polling station in Cairo after Egypt's presidential elecitons on May 24.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has said that results counted so far from presidential elections that ended on May 24 show that their candidate Muhammad Mursi and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq will compete in a second round of voting.

The Muslim Brotherhood invited candidates and parties that were defeated in the first round of elections to gather for discussions that would cover the post of vice president and the formation of a coalition government.

The party's deputy head Isam Alaryan said the priority now is "to work together in order to save the nation and reach the goals of the revolution."

Preliminary results from the May 23-24 first round of elections indicated that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mursi will face Shafiq, the last prime minister under ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, in a run-off on June 16-17.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP