Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Archive > MB in International press
Egyptian Muslim Brothers great success in elections
Egyptian Muslim Brothers great success in elections
The general guide (head) of the Muslim brothers in Egypt, Muhammad Mahdi Akef, said that the unhappiness of people regarding the ruling party has increase the number of votes his group got in the first and second phases of the Egyptian legislative elections.
Tuesday, November 29,2005 00:00
by Arabic News,

Egyptian Muslim Brothers great success in elections

The general guide (head) of the Muslim brothers in Egypt, Muhammad Mahdi Akef, said that the unhappiness of people regarding the ruling party has increase the number of votes his group got in the first and second phases of the Egyptian legislative elections.

Akef explained in press statements that the Egyptians are angry over the performance of the government and the Democratic National Party "because they only brought to those people bitterness and misery," noting that the Egyptian people no longer have confidence in the government and they showed they are against what he described as tyranny, and chose to rally around the Muslim Brothers.

Akef sought to eliminate the western fears over the remarkable success of his group in these elections by stressing that the Muslim Brothers will not seek to change the foreign policy of Egypt including the peace treaty with Israel.

He explained that the Muslim Brothers do not recognize Israel, but will not fight it either, rather it will honor all treaties Egypt had signed with it.

The almost final result of the runoff of the Egyptian legislative elections in which the candidates competed on 115 seats resulted in 31 seats won by the ruling national party against 29 seats for the Muslim Brothers while other 53 seats went for independents.

These results increase number of Muslim Brothers parliamentarians from 15 in the former parliament to 76 out of 302 seats before the third round which will be cover less than one third of the total seats number.

The deputy chairman of the group Muhammad Habib expected that Muslim Brothers will get in the third and last round of the elections which will be held on December first some 49 seats.


 

tags: parliamentary elections / politics / rigged elections / Agencies / MB chairman / Arabic News / MB in parliament / Egypt / MB Vs. NDP / democracy /
Posted in MB in International press  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Egypt moves to increase female MPs
EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood on the Mat
Muslim Brotherhood leader to step down
Middle East democratic reforms call
Democracy in Egypt
The rise of political Islam
EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood ’Stronger’ After Party Election
The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Regime
Low turnout in Egypt elections
EGYPT: Islamists Given Jail, and a Message
Hamzawi: Egyptian Regime Adopts Escalation Strategy Against MB
Islamist Group Pressures Egypt’s Ruling Party
Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members clash with police ahead of municipal elections
Muslim Brotherhood leader rules out use of violence
Egypt Islamists in Hiding Ahead of Vote
700 potential opposition candidates arrested ahead of Egypt’s elections: Islamist lawmaker
Egypt’s Opposition: Blocked From Polls
Egypt Targets Moderate Muslim Brothers
Egyptian regime, Muslim Brotherhood and the Vicious Circle
Egyptian Regime Arrests Are Proof of Political Bankruptcy
Al-Ikhwan’s Last Opportunity?
Egyptian police order 22 Muslim Brotherhood members to be released
Brotherhood detainees denied medical treatment in prison