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Islamists win 65 percent of votes in Egyptâ€™s second round of parliamentary election
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 543 days ago | Saturday, 24th December , 2011 , 19:47 [pm] | International
|.|| The election commission chief, Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, has announced the results from the second round, in which nine provinces with nearly seven million voters cast their ballots.
The Freedom and Justice
Egyptâ€™s main Islamist parties won 65 percent of votes for party lists in the second round of a historic election for a new parliament after Hosni Mubarakâ€™s ouster, the electoral committee said Saturday.
The election commission chief, Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, has announced the results from the second round, in which nine provinces with nearly seven million voters cast their ballots.
The Freedom and Justice Party won 36.5 percent of the vote for party lists, with 4,058,498 out of 11,173,818 votes, according to figures provided by the electoral committee for the second round which was held on December 14.
The al-Nour Party, the political arm of the ultraconservative Salafi movement, won 28.78 percent, with 3,216,430 votes.
The results mirror those from the first round of voting, held in late November, when the two blocs together won nearly 70 percent.
Meanwhile, the Islamistsâ€™ liberal rivals fared badly again in the second round, with al-Wafd âˆ’ the countryâ€™s oldest party âˆ’ winning 9.6 percent of the party list vote and the Egyptian Bloc, the main liberal coalition, just seven percent.
The third round of the election will start on January 3, followed by another three-round poll for the senate.
The FJP has said it would have the right to form the next government, but the ruling military and the prime minister it appointed have said parliament could not appoint ministers.
The military, which has faced down days of deadly protests in November and this month, says it will transfer power to civilians after a presidential election is held by the end of June next year.
Meanwhile, Egyptâ€™s April 6 Youth Movement which has thousands of predominantly young and educated members, said that it will halt its protests in Tahrir Square and this is to get ready to observe the anniversary of the 25 January revolution that toppled the regime Hosni Mubarak.
In addition to that, the group said in a statement that it will stop its protests to give the army time to respond to their demands.
Their demands are centered on the immediate transfer of the power from the army to an elected civilian president and to fasten with the presidential election.
The movement described the army incapable in administering the country especially on the backdrop of protesters being â€œmartyred.â€
They also urged for the formation of an investigative committee probing the number of judges that do not have an affiliation with the army in an attempt to find out those responsible for the killing of protesters post the revolution.alarabiya, Voice of a Nation