Out of the 13 candidates (another 10 candidates were disqualified before the election), none received more than 50% of the total vote. Therefore a run-off election was scheduled for June 2012 between the top two vote getters - the Muslim Brotherhood's "Freedom & Justice Party" candidate Mohamed Morsi (24.8%) and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq (23.7%).
On June 24, Egypt's interim military rulers announced Morsi as the run-off winner and new Egyptian President, having won 51.7% of the votes. His ascension to the position marks the first time in Egyptian history that the president comes from outside the military and also marks the first time in history than an Islamist candidate will become head-of-state for an Arab country.
Disqualified, Losing & Withdrawn Candidates