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Muslim Brotherhood victorious in Egypt elections

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-01-21

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party has won an overwhelming 47.18 percent of seats in Egyptian parliament, the electoral commission announced on Saturday, bringing to a close a marathon election process.

AFP - The party of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has won 47.18 percent of the seats in parliament, the electoral commission announced on Saturday as it gave the final results from marathon polls.

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 235 seats in the new People's Assembly, or 47.18 percent, the head of the committee, Abdel Moez Ibrahim said.

The FJP secured 127 seats on party lists and its candidates won another 108 in first-past-the-post constituency votes.

The landmark election was the first since the overthrow of veteran president Hosni Mubarak in February last year.

The People's Assembly, or lower house of parliament, is made up of 498 elected MPs and 10 appointed by the ruling military.

Date created : 2012-01-21

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