Skip to comments.Islamist parties score a crushing victory in Egypt elections
Posted on 01/10/2012 3:24:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
CAIRO (SANA): Egypts two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far.
Egyptians were voting on Tuesday in second-round run-offs for the third and final phase of staggered elections to choose the first parliament since mass protests ousted Hosni Mubarak in February last year.
Egypts two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far, reflecting a regional trend since Arab Spring uprisings overthrew authoritarian secular regimes.
Under the complex electoral system, voters have been asked to cast three ballots two for individual candidates and one for a party list for the 498 elected seats in the lower house.
The run-off, which takes place over two days in the last nine of the country s 27 provinces to vote, is for individual candidates.
The powerful Muslim Brotherhood, the country s best organized political movement, has claimed the lead through its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP).
It has been closely followed by Al-Nur, which represents the ultra-conservative Salafi brand of Islam, raising fears among increasingly marginalized liberals about civil liberties and religious freedom.
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Same as the old boss.
Hmmm... Never saw that coming...
Egypt is screwed. They’ll kill the only thing that makes them any money,,,, tourism.
Heckuva job, Baracky!
“Egypts two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far, reflecting a regional trend since Arab Spring uprisings overthrew authoritarian secular regimes.
Now they will try authoritarian Islamist regimes instead.
These idiots vote for their own oppression.
Any sane Egyptians left in Egypt should get out while they can... Hope and Change has come to Egypt...
ObamAllah’s People....wonder how the MSM will cover this up /spin for eight months.
We had better start drilling for oil in this country like mad fools because the Middle East is going to descend in to chaos very shortly. We have at most two years to find replacement oil out side of the Middle East.
Goodbye other ancient links.
Allah must me appeased;
through destruction he will be pleased.
Mohammeds must destroy all to further sink.
.... and progress!
... and rights, liberty, freedom and all the other things that embody democracy!
How soon will an Israeli ass kicking going to come to Egypt ? IMHO, I wouldn’t set foot in that country today !
They overthrew the authoritairian government with an oppressive, hateful, and unstable religious authoritarian government. What spring?
Proven reserves EQUALING all the oil in the middle east.
Drill baby drill!
I don’t know his name, but the guy who was always on Discovery channel with all the ancient things of Egypt, they ran him off a while back. He had been in charge of all that historical stuff for decades and they fired him. So, he is probably toast now also.
Can’t help wondering what those OWE (Occupy Wall Egypt) commies are thinking now. It looks like their “Arab Spring” is turning a bit brown.
Even Ray Charles could have seen this one coming.
Soon the islamik nuts will start bombing each other...soon the moozlum freaks will destroy the historic structures...good by7e tourism...hello moozlum insanity. Great move, nobama, you moron.
Ever since Jimmy Carter and the Camp David agreement, our US government has been giving substantial sums to both Egypt and Israel to promote peace between these two long time enemies.
With Egypt going more radical Islamic (and the increased persecution of Christian Copts in Egypt) we should reduce the sums to Egypt (although some food aid will be necessary in the short term). The Islamics will reduce the role of the Egyptian Army as it has negative ties to the Mubarak years, so the military aid we have been giving to Egypt’s Army should also be reduced.
America has a policy of supporting Israel, but we should do it more covertly as Israel is very hated by Muslims and a lot of this hate gets directed towards America when we aid Israel so openly. We should move the aid payments to Israel we deem necessary to our secret or non published budget as we do with a lot of our intelligence spending. Congress still reviews the secret budget to be sure spending is done properly.
The Mid East is ready to become a big trouble area and our dependence on oil from there is a weak spot in our energy policy. We need to get our oil and gas from the US, Canada and non Mid East sources. Obama’s hold up of the Keystone pipeline was stupid and dangerous for America.
Thanks Jet Jaguar.
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