Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood in lead even in upper house

Party site claims 45% support in first voting

01 February, 20:18

(ANSAmed) - CAIRO, FEBRUARY 1 - The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party is preparing to repeat the success it saw in the People's Assembly elections, raking in over 45% of the votes in the first round of elections for the Egyptian Consultative Council, the Shura. The figures published on the party's official website say that the Freedom and Justice Party had taken in 45.2% of the approximately 3 million votes.

Twenty-six candidates will be competing in the run-offs on February 7 for 29 seats. The second round of voting - which began on January 29-30 - will be held on February 14-15.

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