04 Dec '11, 12am

Islamist parties sweep early results in Egypt election

Islamist parties sweep early results in Egypt election

Early results from Egypt's first post-revolution election showed Islamist parties sweeping to victory on Saturday, including hardline Salafists, with secular parties trounced in many areas. -- PHOTO: AFP CAIRO (AFP) - Early results from Egypt's first post-revolution election showed Islamist parties sweeping to victory on Saturday, including hardline Salafists, with secular parties trounced in many areas. Partial figures trickled in for the areas of the country that voted in record numbers on Monday and Tuesday, confirming earlier predictions that Islamist parties would win at least two-thirds of ballots cast. In northern Port Said, the moderate Islamist alliance led by the previously banned Muslim Brotherhood triumphed with 32.5 per cent of votes for parties, while the hardline Al-Nur party gained 20.7 per cent, Al-Ahram newspaper said. The liberal Wafd party won 14 per ce...

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