Egypt plans Tahrir celebration for election result

June 3, 2014 3:02 PM

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CAIRO (AP) — Security forces closed Cairo's famed Tahrir Square for planned celebrations Tuesday ahead of the announcement of official results from Egypt's presidential election, expected to confirm the victory of former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

El-Sissi — who last summer ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi — won last week's election in a landslide over his sole rival, according to unofficial results released by his campaign.

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