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Egypt's rulers: Parliament won't be representative

12-08-2011 07:58 BJT

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Egypt's military rulers say the next parliament will not be representative enough to independently oversee the drafting of a constitution. And so they will appoint a council to check the influence of religious extremists on the process.

The announcement follows a surprisingly strong showing by Islamist groups, which took the overwhelming majority in the first round of the parliamentary elections. Voters chose both parties and individuals in the complex electoral system.

Egypt's military rulers said Wednesday the next parliament will not be representative
enough to independently oversee the drafting of a constitution, and they will appoint
a council to check the influence of religious extremists on the process.

According to official results, the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic group, and the more radical Salafist faction, the Al-Nour party, took about 60 percent of the vote. Late on Wednesday, the electoral commission released results for 48 individual seats decided in the first round.

The Brotherhood won 30, Al-Nour six and the third-place liberal Egyptian Bloc took six. The rest went to smaller parties.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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