12/25/2011

A Long Arab "Winter": Muslim Brotherhood takes 2/3 Majority In Egypt Elections

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Egypt Islamists take two-thirds of 2nd-round vote

CAIRO | Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:08pm EST

(Reuters) - Egypt's two leading Islamist parties won about two-thirds of votes for party lists in the second round of polling for a parliament that will help draft a new constitution after decades of autocratic rule, the election committee said Saturday.

The party list led by the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 36.3 percent of the list vote, while the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party took 28.8 percent, pushing the liberal Wafd party into third place.
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