Muslim Brotherhood Wins 1st Round of Egypt Elections - Preliminary Results

World | December 3, 2011, Saturday // 18:46|  views

President of the High Judicial Elections Commission Abdel Moez Ahmed Ibrahim announces the result of the first round of Egypt`s Parliamentary elections, during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, 02 December 2011.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party comes out first in the first preliminary results announced in ongoing free democratic elections in Egypt.

Figures released Saturday indicate the Muslim Brotherhood comes out on top in Monday and Tuesday's polling, with conservative al-Nour Salafi Islamist group in second place, writes the Voice of America.

More results on are expected to be announced on Saturday in the elections, which this week have encompassed one third of Egypt's provinces with a turnout around 62%.

The elaborate parliamentary elections are Egypt's first voting since embattled President Hosni Mubarak resigned February under the pressure of large-scale popular pro-democracy protests.

After Egyptians in the remaining provinces cast ballots for the lower house of parliament, voting for parliament's upper house will begin, with the entire election process set to end in March.

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