Posted 18.06.2012 14:34:14 UTC
Updated 18.06.2012 14:34:14 UTC
Official results are yet to be annouced but indications are that the candidate of Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammed Mursi is the most vote-getter with 52 %.
The votes of former Prime Minister Ahmed Shefik trails behind with 48 percent, which has caused his supporters to reject the result.
Cairo's Tahrir square is again the scene of heated demonstrations. The Mursi supporters are jubilant, celebrating his victory with a display of fireworks and songs.
Official results are expected to be made public either on Wednesday or Thursday.
The new President will be sworn in on July 1st.
However, the first president of Egypt' post-revolution period will not have sweeping powers.
The Military Council serving as the legislative body amended the constitution following the dissoluteon of parliament and while the polling boxes started to be opened and curbed the would-be president's authority.
The constitutional amendments carried out by the military council have been qualified by many segments of society as a military coup.