HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Foreign Affairs & National Security » Foreign Affairs (Group) » Islamists Look To Extend ...

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:28 PM

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.



0 replies, 487 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse