November 30, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Egyptian newspaper Almasry Alyoum [see, http://www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/528736] the Muslim Brotherhood's "Freedom and Justice Party," has taken a clear lead at the end of the second day of Egypt's parliamentary elections with the Salafist party coming in second.
"Preliminary results of the first phase of parliamentary elections came in favor of its Freedom and Justice Party, followed by the Salafi Nour Party and the liberal Egyptian Bloc Coalition, the Muslim Brotherhood has announced...."
The result will likely be the formation of a coalition government, albeit one controlled by Egypt's two major Islamist political parties. This is in keeping with what we have been predicting would happen since the start of the "Arab Spring," Islamist revolution. With the government in the hands of such hardliners it will soon become apparent that despite being masked by a quasi-democratic shroud, such a process will seldom produce genuine freedom or liberty in the Islamic world.
The UK Guardian estimates that the MB might be able to control 40% of the total number of seats in the new parliament, " the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party appears on course to emerge as the biggest single winner, with some analysts estimating they will capture about 40% of seats in the new legislature" [source, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/30/egypt-election-results-muslim-brotherhood?newsfeed=true]
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