Egypt votes in 2nd round, Islamist win forecasted

16.12.2011                      20.Kislev. 5772

Ägyptische Wahlen:

Egypt votes in 2nd round, Islamist win forecasted

Parliamentary elections continue in various regions of country; analysts expect Muslim Brotherhood's showing to continue.

Egyptians voting on Thursday said they felt empowered by the first free election after Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, a poll likely to give Islamists the upper hand in a parliament that will help shape Egypt's new constitution.
Islamist-led party lists secured about two-thirds of votes in the first round of the election. However, the Islamists are a broad and divided camp, which analysts say gives liberals a chance to make their voices heard in the new assembly….