Sunday, January 22, 2012
Islamic parties win in Egypt Elections
The final result of Egypt's first parliamentary elections after the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, set wing Islamic parties as a winner.
Freedom and Justice Party, FJP, which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political party, won 47.18% of the vote, such as the Election Commission announced Egypt, Saturday, January 21. With the acquisition, the FJP will control 235 seats in the People's Assembly.
The second place was occupied by the conservative camp, Nur al Salafist Party with 121 seats or 25% of the vote. While the liberal wing party, the Wafd Party, won 36 seats and the secular parties, the Coalition of Egypt, has 33 seats. With these results the Islamic parties control about two-thirds of parliament.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a banned organization under the rule of President Hosni Mubarak. This victory makes FJP has decided a senior politician, Saad al-Katatni, to be appointed as chairman of the People's Assembly.
The presidential election
However, as reported by BBC correspondent in Cairo, Jon Leyne-president who would form a government and not the party winning the election. Parliamentary election was held after mass demonstrations took out President Mubarak in February 2011.
Egyptians voted in a three-stage elections which lasted for six weeks to choose 498 members of the People's Assembly while 10 members are appointed by the Supreme Military Council, which is currently ruled Egypt for a while.
Based on Egypt's electoral system, two-thirds of residents chose the members of parliament on the party, which has a list of candidates each. Only a third of individuals who are directly elected candidates.
February will be held elections for the upper house of parliament. After that will be elected 100 members of the upper house and lower house whose task was to prepare a new constitution.
As for the presidential election scheduled to be held in June.
Islamists win 70 pct of Egypt's Parliament
Islamist parties in Egypt captured about 70 percent of seats in the first parliamentary elections since President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office.
The overall makeup of the party list seats for the upcoming People's Assembly was announced Saturday by Egypt's Supreme Electoral Commission, al-Ahram reported.
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party took 127 seats, representing 38 percent of the 332 party list seats available.
The Salafist Nour Party, an ultra-conservative Islamist party, took 29 percent of the list seats, and the moderate Islamist Al-Wasat Party secured 3 percent.
The liberal New Wafd and the secular Egyptian Bloc, both non-Islamist parties, took 21 percent, or 69 seats, collectively.
Under Egypt's complex electoral system, two-thirds of parliamentary seats are allocated to party list candidates and the remaining third are voted for directly, the BBC reported.
Clinton calls Egyptian foreign minister
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday called Egypt's foreign minister to discuss the country's economic and political situation, as well as events in Syria, the State Department said.
It said the telephone call covered the same ground as President Barack Obama's discussion with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi on Friday, which the White House said was focused on Egypt's need for a democratic transition.
Clinton's call to Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr came as official election results showed that Egypt's Islamists, led by the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood, clinched more than two-thirds of parliamentary seats in historic polls held last year after the ouster of long-time president Hosni Mubarak.
"They also compared notes on Syria in advance of the Arab League meetings this weekend," the State Department said in a brief statement.
1.A supporter of Egypt's ex-president Mubarak tries to run as she is attacked by anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo
2.Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood 'The Freedom and Justice Party' participate in a march in support of the party ahead of parliamentary elections, in Cairo
3.Muslim Brotherhood member and Freedom and Justice Party chairman Mohammed Morsy (C)
4.Mohammed Badie (left), the head of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, holds a press conference about the parliamentary election
5.A Muslim Brotherhood supporter holds a banner with the Arabic slogan "Islam is the Solution' in Cairo
6.Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans during a protest in Cairo
7. Supporters of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak throw stones at protesters against Mubarak outside the police academy where his trial will take place in Cairo
8. Egyptian Amr Hamzawi, founder of the Egypt Freedom liberal party
9. Politicians and supporters of The Freedom and Justice Party of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood greet senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh during his visit at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Cairo
10. Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood said it had launched landmark talks with Egypt's authorities