Islamists Look To Extend Success In Egypt Polls [View all]
By Sarah Benhaida | AFP – 4 hrs ago
Voters poured into polling stations Wednesday in the second round of landmark elections that will shape Egypt's post-revolution future, with many backing Islamists who have already emerged as front-runners.
Some 18.8 million people were eligible to vote in the second round of the three-phase legislative polls, the first since Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February after 30 years in power.
The powerful Muslim Brotherhood, whose Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) clinched the most seats in the opening round, was eager to sustain the momentum.
"For a strong parliament, which meets the demands, the concerns and the priorities of the people, let's continue," the party said on its Facebook page.