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
Most seats undecided in Egypt’s parliamentary elections
Most seats undecided in Egypt’s parliamentary elections
  Most of the 164 seats up for grab in the first phase of Egypt’s three-stage legislative elections were undecided after the first round of voting, sending large numbers of candidates into run-offs, election officials said late Thursday.
Friday, November 11,2005 00:00
by Xinhuanet,

Most seats undecided in Egypt’s parliamentary elections
 

    (Xinhuanet)  Most of the 164 seats up for grab in the first phase of Egypt’s three-stage legislative elections were undecided after the first round of voting, sending large numbers of candidates into run-offs, election officials said late Thursday.

 Only 28 parliamentary seats have been decided after a first round of voting, and the remaining 136 seats will all be decided in run-offs to be held on Nov. 15, the officials said.

    The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), led by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, won 24 of the 28 seats decided and the Muslim Brotherhood, the de facto largest opposition force,snatched another three seats while the remaining one went to an independent candidate.

    The first phase of the elections, predictably, yielded no surprise as several prominent NDP candidates, including several cabinet ministers and high-ranking party officials, all won in their constituencies.

    In one of the highest-profile showdown, prominent opposition leader Ayman Nour lost to NDP candidate Yehya Wahdan in Cairo’s Bab al-Shariya constituency.

    Both Nour and his party have been in trouble ever since it gained a government license for political parties last October.

    The young opposition politician, who came second in Egypt’s first contested presidential elections held on Sept. 7 with some 8 percent of votes, now stands on trial for his alleged role in falsifying signatures of supporters to gain the party license. The party suffered another major setback earlier this year after top leaders split amid differences.

    Another secular opposition alliance, the National United Frontfor Change, fared rather poorly as its candidates failed to win asingle seat.

    The first phase of Egypt’s three-stage parliamentary elections kicked off early Wednesday. The second and third stages will be held on Nov. 20 and Dec. 1 respectively. Any run-offs, if necessary, will be held six days after the first round of voting in each stage. Enditem
 

tags: parliamentary elections / politics / MB Vs. NDP / democracy / freedom / Egypt /
Posted in MB in International press  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Opposition Figures: Egyptian Regime Cannot Tolerate Competition
Egypt’s Police State Unleashed ahead of Municipal Elections
Egypt‘s Parliamentary Elections:
The 2005 Egyptian Elections: How Free? How Important?
Egypt: Condition for Democratic Transformation
parliamentary elections November 8th
Akef urges people to vote
Groups are allowed to monitor election
Egyptians vote Wednesday
Egypt’s Opposition United for Parliamentary Poll
Egypt opposition claims fraud in closely watched election
Muslim Brotherhood Second in Egypt’s Polls
MB, the Dark Horse of 2005 Parliamentary Election
Ruling party wins first round vote
Egypt’s election outcome may threaten economic relations
Egypt election marathon winds up
Egyptian Legislative Elections: A Reading of the Results
Embracing The Brotherhood
Mother of Islamisms
Detentions Aim to Stop Muslim Brotherhood’s Call for Reform
Controversy Among Reformists in the Arab World Over Dialogue With Islamist Groups
Constituency combats