Shafiks campaign accused the Muslim Brotherhood of falsifying the forms and said that, according to its own count, the former prime minister received 13 million votes.
We will not consider anything other than the elections commissions official announcement, a statement by Shafiks campaign said.
The Brotherhood and its supporters who rallied in Tahrir Square including representatives of revolutionary groups who led the anti-Mubarak uprising last year harshly condemned the ruling military council for its recent moves to seize power from the executive and legislature. In defiance of the militarys decision to dissolve Parliament after a constitutional court ruling last week, lawmakers scheduled a meeting inside the parliamentary chambers Tuesday but were barred from entering by soldiers from the central security force, which cordoned off the downtown building.
No parliamentarian will step foot in this building. Those are presidential orders by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, a police major said through a thick steel barricade behind which riot police were lined up.
Mohamed El Omda, an independent member of Parliament and head of its legislative committee, was barred from entering Saturday and turned away again Tuesday. He said lawmakers planned to stage a sit-in possibly provoking a head-on confrontation with the security forces.
My appearance in front of the Parliament building today is symbolic, said El Omda. We refuse the court ruling. It is not the constitutional courts authority to dissolve the Parliament.
On Saturday, the military council dissolved Egypts first post-Mubarak Parliament after the constitutional court declared that the laws under which the falls parliamentary elections took place were unconstitutional.
Azza El Garf, a female member of Parliament from the Freedom and Justice Party, described the dissolution of Parliament as a soft coup.
That is a political decision, not a legal one, El Garf said of the ruling. Those were the first fair and transparent elections held in Egypt.