Egypt's Islamists Secure 75 Percent of Parliament

By: AP
By: AP

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's election commission and political groups say final results from the country's first elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak show Islamist parties winning nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament.

An alliance led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47
percent of the spots in the 498-seat parliament, while the
ultraconservative Al-Nour Party clinched 25 percent.

The two parties are not likely to join forces because of ideological differences.

The liberal Egyptian Bloc, led by a party founded by Christian
telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris, said Saturday it secured 9 percent
of the seats in parliament.

Another liberal party, the Wafd, also won 9 percent.

The new parliament is set to convene for the first time Monday.

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