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Egyptian Opposition Challenges Mubarak Election Victory

Egypt's political opposition is challenging President Hosni Mubarak's election victory, saying the official vote count was fraudulent.

Challengers Ayman Nour, who came a very distant second to Mr. Mubarak, and Noaman Gomaa who finished third, continued to protest the results Saturday accusing the ruling National Democratic Party of tampering with the vote.

In central Cairo, opposition demonstrations were also planned.

But it appears Mr. Mubarak's victory is final. State-run television reported Saturday that parliament will hold an emergency session Wednesday to swear-in Mr. Mubarak for a fifth term that will end in 2011.

Mr. Mubarak won Wednesday's election with 88 percent of the vote. But his victory was marred by reports of voting irregularities and low turnout - less than a quarter of the country's 32 million registered voters cast ballots.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.