Egypt: Early Election Returns Favor Muslim Brotherhood’s FJP
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) looks set to finish first following Thursday’s second round election for the People’s Assembly. Early results have the Nour Party in second place in most of the country’s governorates.
CAIRO -- Early results after Thursday's second round of the People's Assembly elections in Egypt show Islamists once again leading the pack.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) list took the most votes in the Giza Governorate's first constituency, followed by the Nour, Wafd and Wasat party lists, according to initial counts. In Giza's second district, FJP candidate Gamal al-Ashry has so far received the most votes for the professional single-winner seat. In second is Nour candidate Nasser Ouda.
"Count the votes, you will find them Islamic," shouted FJP supporters in Talebeya after the first results began tricking in.
The FJP leads in Sohag, Sharrquiya, Monufiya and Aswan as well, followed in all four governorates by the Nour Party. The latters appears to be leading the FJP in Suez Governorate, where other competing lists did not receive any significant number of votes.
In Ismailia Governorate, initial results also showed the FJP and Nour Party lists finding success, followed by the Egyptian Bloc, Wafd Party, New Independent Party, Wa'iy (Consciousness) Party and Revolution Continues Coalition lists.
Al-Masry Al-Youm learned that nearly 60,000 Egyptian expatriates voted in the election. The FJP list garnered 25,450 votes, followed by the Egyptian Bloc list with 10,000, Nour Party list with 5,300, the Revolution Continues Coalition list with 2,300, the Wasat Party list with 2,100 and the Wafd Party list with 1,900, the Foreign Ministry reported late Thursday night.
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