Islamists consolidate wins in second round voting


The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has come out on top in the second phase of nine provinces voting in the general election last Wednesday and Thursday.

Turnout was higher than the first round at around 67%. The FJP took about 39% of the votes whilst the Salafi party al-Nour took 31%. The more liberal and one of the oldest parties in the country, al-Wafd or New Wafd Party took 22%.

The third and final phase of voting takes place on 3rd and 4th January 2012.

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