Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood in the lead, press

First reports, Freedom and Justice party obtained 47%

30 November, 11:57

Egyptian senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat al-Shater casts his vote during the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections Egyptian senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat al-Shater casts his vote during the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections

(ANSAmed) - CAIRO - The Muslim Brotherhood are the top party in Egypt according to the first reports by local press outlets. While vote counting continues for the uninominal part of the first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections, indications show that the Freedom and Justice party, which is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Salafi party coalition Al Nour are in the lead in six governorates, according to the daily paper Al Ahram. According to the daily Al Shouruk, Freedom and Justice raked in 47% of the votes while the secular and moderate Egyptian Bloc coalition received 22%. In the first round of voting, which ended yesterday, the residents of nine governorates cast their votes, including those in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Asyut and Port Said.(ANSAmed).

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