Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    5 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Egyptian Islamist forces win 60% of votes in 1st stage parliamentary elections


12:12, December 04, 2011

CAIRO, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's first stage parliamentary elections saw Islamist forces winning around 60 percent of votes, the official news agency MENA reported Saturday.

Islamist forces, represented mainly by Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party and the Salafist's el-Nour Party, were followed by the Egyptian Bloc, Al-Wasat Party, liberal Al-Wafd Party and the Revolution Continues Alliance, MENA reported, without saying how it obtained the results.

The Egyptian Bloc includes Free Egyptians Party, Al-Tagammu Party and the Egyptian Social Democratic Party.

The exact results have not been officially released by the High Judicial Elections Commission.

The turnout in the first stage elections reached 62 percent, the High Judicial Elections Commission Chairman Abdel-Moez Ibrahim announced on Friday. He did not announce details, saying the full results might be published on the commission's website on Saturday night.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese icebreaker Xuelong starts unloading

  2. Paper-cut greets Year of Dragon

  3. A pair of giant pandas set off for Edinburgh Zoo

  4. Glamorous Hollywood star Anne Hathaway

Most Popular


  1. Why is China's financial sector going global?
  2. World needs safety net against euro crisis
  3. US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition close to collapse
  4. China's schools on the way up
  5. What is to be done with Syria?
  6. UK mass strike shows steep learning curve
  7. China-Myanmar ties challenged by US moves
  8. China and India mustn't go for the throat
  9. Germany needs wisdom to save euro
  10. Egypt's chaos: No end in sight

What's happening in China

Cabbage patch economics

  1. Over 200 infected with hepatitis virus
  2. Chinese book fair held in US city of Houston
  3. 3.48m get access to safe drinking water
  4. Shanghai bargain hunters out in force
  5. Suzhou publicity video debuts at Times Square

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival