Egypt Election
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Cairo. REUTERS

Egypt will announce its presidential election results on Monday against the earlier set date of Tuesday, said the country's electoral commission.

The commission is expected to hold a press conference at around 13:00 (GMT) to announce the results of the first round of elections held last week.

The result is likely to lead to a run-off between Muslim Brotherhood's candidate Mohamed Morsi and former military man Ahmed Shafiq.

"Today we announce the results of the first round of the presidential election," Reuters quoted the secretary-general of the electoral committee, Hatem Bagato as saying.

When asked whether there would be a run-off, Bagato said it will be clear only when the results are formally announced.

AFP reported that unofficial results from various media in the country indicate a comfortable lead for Morsi over Shafiq.

Reports suggest Morsi secured 25 percent of the votes, according to preliminary results.

The run-off is supposed to take place on 16 and 17 June whereas three of the candidates have alleged irregularities in the voting process which may delay the run-off although unlikely.

This is the first democratic election in Egypt after an uprising ousted the then dictator Hosni Mubarak. Shafiq was the prime minister during Mubarak's brutal reign.