Egypt's Presidential Election Commission has delayed, from Thursday until a date to be announced, the release of the results of Egypt's presidential election, state-run Nile TV reported Wednesday.
"The committee has not completed the verification of a total of 400 electoral violation reports submitted by the two presidential candidates," said Tarek Shibl, a senior member of electoral committee. "Most probably the announcement of the election results will be delayed a day or two but nothing is final yet."
Earlier Wednesday, the former ruler, ousted Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, was removed from life-support equipment, his health improved a day after a state-run news agency reported that he was "clinically dead," his attorney said.
"The hospital will issue a statement shortly about his official medical status to curb the rumors and confusion from last night about his death reported by irresponsible media that has driven the country into a state of madness," Farid El Deeb, Mubarak's attorney, said Wednesday.
The official Middle East News Agency reported late Tuesday that Mubarak was clinically dead; the nation's military rulers denied it.
"He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition," said Gen. Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.
Nile TV issued a similar report Wednesday.
Mubarak, 84, was reported to have been taken Tuesday to a military hospital in Cairo after suffering a stroke in prison.
But reports of Mubarak's failing health have taken a back seat to the political and constitutional turmoil in the country.
The results of last weekend's runoff between Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak, and Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, remain uncertain.
"It's all in the hands" of election officials and not the military council," said SCAF spokesman Lt. Col. Mohamed Askar.
Shafik and Mosri each proclaimed himself winner in the race to succeed Mubarak 16 months after a popular uprising ended his three-decade rule.
Thousands of Egyptians gathered Tuesday night in Cairo's Tahrir Square -- the birthplace of the anti-Mubarak ferment -- to show their support for their preferred candidate. Each side in the election has accused the other of voting irregularities and called for an investigation.
Judges for Egypt, an independent group citing unofficial projections, told reporters Wednesday that Morsi had won.
Mahmoud Ghozlan, a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, said that if Shafik is "proclaimed a winner tomorrow, then it's sheer forgery."
Observers have been questioning how much authority the president -- whoever he turns out to be -- will have given that SCAF last week stripped the position of much of its power.
"I'm uncertain where we are going," Salma Othman, a 32-year-old Cairo real estate agent, told CNN. "Why are we electing a president if SCAF is issuing a constitutional decree limiting the powers of the president?"
"Nothing's changed, everyone's negative," said Massa el Gamal, an 18-year-old Cairo student.
"I would hope that the new president would bring the people together, but what's happening now is that they are driving people against each other. Don't they know that they will be president of all Egyptians? By the way, I didn't vote because I'm not convinced with either candidate," she said.
Hani Abou Gabal, a 42-year-old public relations manager, said the military rulers were doing all they could to "not give up the country to the Muslim Brotherhood."
"I hope it will be the liberal who wins -- I mean Shafik -- and I think there will be some blood before it calms down," he said. "Egypt will stabilize -- only by force. Force is the only way to deal with Egyptian mentality."
Shafik is also the favorite for Magda Abdel-Fattah, a 57-year-old human resources manager, because she doesn't want her "civilization" and "culture erased."
"In all cases, it will be chaotic," she said. "In my view, the mob are the ones in the street today (protesting). The cultured revolutionaries are home are in their homes."
Military rulers dissolved the lower house of parliament last week, extending their power and sparking accusations of a coup.
The military council announced it had full legislative authority. The Muslim Brotherhood, the country's largest Islamist group, was the dominant party in the parliament.