FJP wins majority of elected seats in Shura Council


The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has won 58.3% and 105 seats in the two phase Shura Council (Upper House) elections.

The Salafist Al-Nour party came second with 45 seats and around 25% of the vote. Al Wafd took 14 seats, the liberal Egyptian Bloc took eight seats with independents taking the remaining seats. A total of 180 of the 270 seats were up for election. The remaining seats are filled by appointment.

Meanwhile the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), which currently runs the country, has called a parliamentary meeting for 3rd March to form the 100 sat Assembly which will draft the new constitution.

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