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Egyptians vote for parliamentary seats

12-06-2011 08:04 BJT

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Egyptians have voted in run-off contests for parliamentary seats, the first phase in elections that run until January.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm is trying to extend its lead over hardline Islamists and liberal parties in a political landscape redrawn by the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is set to take the most seats in Egypt’s first free election in six decades. This would bolster its hand in any struggle with the ruling army council for influence over the most populous Arab nation.

Egyptian women line up to vote at a polling center during the first day of runoffs in
Cairo, Egypt Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

Its stiffest competition has come from the ultra-conservative Sala-fists. The promised transition from military to civilian rule is to begin in July, after a presidential election in June.

Egyptian women stand next to an election poster of Islamist candidate Mohammed Yousri
Ibrahim, in Nasr City, a neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

An Egyptian woman votes inside a polling station in Nasr City, a neighborhood of
Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

Egyptian women vote inside a polling station in Nasr City, a neighborhood of Cairo,
Egypt, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

An Egyptian army soldier guards at the roof of a polling center next to an electoral
poster that reads, in Arabic, "Al-Nour Party, candidate Mohammed Ahmed Jaber," during
the first day of runoffs in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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