Muslim Brotherhood Claims Win in Egypt
The Muslim Brotherhood says it has won 34 seats in Egypt's most recent elections, out of 56 seats that were up for grabs.
(Reuters) Cairo - The Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it had won most seats in an opening round of run-offs in Egypt's staggered parliamentary vote, consolidating its lead over rival liberals and hardline Salafi Islamists.
The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which has promised to work with a broad coalition in the new assembly, secured 34 individual seats out of the 45 it contested in the run-offs on Monday and Tuesday, a party source told Reuters.
Official results are not expected until Thursday.