Egypt Brotherhood presidential candidate seeks opposition support
The presidential candidate from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, is seeking the support of the opposition ahead of next month's runoff vote in which he will face former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, dpa reported
Unconfirmed election results indicate a runoff vote on June 16-17 between Morsi, who heads the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), and Shafiq, who served as the last premier in the now-deposed regime of Hosny Mubarak.
FJP official Essam al-Erian said that Morsi would meet with the opposition on Saturday.
"Egypt is in danger... The meeting is mainly aimed at blocking attempts being made to steal the revolution," al-Erian said.
The opposition is worried that a win by Shafiq, a former air force commander, will revive the Mubarak regime.
If Mosri, a conservative Islamist, wins, the Muslim Brotherhood would have greater control over state institutions. It already controls nearly half of the seats in parliament.