Islamist set to sweep initial Egypt elections

02.12.2011                      06.Kislev. 5772

Ägyptische Wahlen:

Islamist set to sweep initial Egypt elections

Official results delayed again; Muslim Brotherhood expected to receive largest share of votes, but strong turnout for fundamentalist Salafists could be elections’ biggest surprise.

Islamists appeared set to win a solid majority of seats in Egypt’s first free parliamentary election in decades, but results were delayed for the second day after officials said not all ballots had been counted.
The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest Islamist group, said its new Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) was set to win about 40 percent of seats allocated to party lists in this week’s vote, which passed off peacefully, albeit with many irregularities. Other estimates have put the Brotherhood’s take at close to 50% or even 60%….