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Muslim Brotherhood poised to win Egyptian election

12-03-2011 19:48 BJT

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The Muslim Brotherhood is set to top the polls of the first Egyptian election since the fall of the country’s long-time leader, Hosni Mubarak.

The head of the election committee says the turnout was 62 percent, the highest in Egyptian history. Only a handful of clear-cut victories for individual candidates have been announced, with no figures given for party lists.

Cairo’s Tahrir Square was filled yesterday with demonstrators concerned about the fairness of the election. They mourned victims of previous rallies and demanded that the interim military authorities step down.

A woman walks near an election poster of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood "The Freedom and
Justice Party'" in the old city of Cairo December 2, 2011. The Muslim Brotherhood's
party and its ultra-conservative Salafi rivals looked set to top the polls in Egypt's
election, to the alarm of many at home and abroad. Moderate Islamists have won
elections in Tunisia and Morocco in the past two months. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
(EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS RELIGION)

Muslim Brotherhood members distribute fliers to voters outside a polling station in
Cairo's Manial neighbourhood on November 28.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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