Key Egypt candidate seeks presidential poll allies


Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for talks to "save" the 2011 uprising ahead of a presidential election run-off.

The group says its candidate, Mohammed Mursi, won most votes in this week's first round, with some 25% of the vote.

Partial figures suggest he will face Ahmed Shafiq, ex-President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, in a second round next month.

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood said Egypt would be "in danger" if Mr Shafiq won, and the group would reach out to other candidates to defeat him.

Shaimaa Khalil reports.

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