Egypt election result to be announced Sunday

The result of Egypt's first democratic presidential election will be announced on Sunday.

Supporters of Mohamed Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate in Egypt's presidential election, pray during the party's last campaign rally for Egypt's presidential election, in Cairo on May 20, 2012. Picture: AFP

CAIRO - The result of Egypt's presidential election will be announced on Sunday, a member of the committee overseeing the vote told Reuters on Saturday.

"The news conference to announce the presidential election result will be at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on 24 June," committee Secretary-General Hatem Bagato said.

Both Islamist Mohamed Morsy and former air force commander Ahmed Shafik have claimed victory according to their unofficial tallies. The results were supposed to be announced on Thursday but delayed to examine appeals presented by both candidates.