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Greate election victory for Muslim Brothers in Egypt, bloody protests
Greate election victory for Muslim Brothers in Egypt, bloody protests The pace of tension increased in 8 Egyptian governorates where elections were repeated in the first phase for the parliamentary elections whose results started to appear. These results indicated that the Muslim Brothers group is proceeding to achieve an unprecedented progress with candidates of the Muslim
Thursday, November 17,2005 00:00
by ArabicNews,

Greate election victory for Muslim Brothers in Egypt, bloody protests


The pace of tension increased in 8 Egyptian governorates where elections were repeated in the first phase for the parliamentary elections whose results started to appear.

These results indicated that the Muslim Brothers group is proceeding to achieve an unprecedented progress with candidates of the Muslim Brothers wining 30 seats against 6 seats for the "change group" which is composed of the opposition parties as well as 43 seats for the national party.

Thereby, the number of seats obtained by the Muslim Brothers increased so far to 34 seats in an achievement never seen before, despite what the group said of large scale falsification operations. Al-Jazeera TV indicated that several members of the ruling national party did not win elections in many heated circles especially in al-Saeed (upper Egypt) area which suffers escalated economic problems.

For his party, the leading figure in the Muslim Brothers group Issam al-Aryan said that the group won in more than 20% of the seats of the first phase of the elections by getting 34 seats out of 164 competed over, so far.

Meantime, al-Jazeera satellite tv said that angry demonstrators burnt the headquarters of the ruling national party in Ambaba area, while scores were injured in various confrontations in various circles which witnesses fierce competition between the national party and the Muslim Brothers group.

Security sources said that 15 persons were injured in Bani Sweif governorate south of Cairo, many of them are in critical health conditions, while violent clashes erupted in two circles of the seven circles in the governorates between the supporters of the ruling national party and the candidate of the Muslim Brother.

In the old Egypt quarters in the downtown of Cairo, one woman was hit by the shell of a bullet during confrontation between the candidates of the national party and a person split from the national party. The police interfered to disperse large crowds that gathered around the committee that counts the votes, after preventing representatives of the Muslim Brothers from attending the counting operation.

 


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