• November 9, 2006
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Egypt: MB Candidates Win despite Vote Rigging, Crackdown

Egypt: MB Candidates Win despite Vote Rigging, Crackdown

In spite of security crackdowns and repressive measures against them, the Muslim Brotherhood candidates achieved a landslide win in the first phase of election in Cairo, Alexandria and other governorates in the Trade Union election held Wednesday November 8, 2006.


The other MB candidates also achieved a sweeping win and got the highest votes both in seats of the companies boards of directors or the membership of the syndicate committees. Foremost among those who won was MP Saber Abul Fotouh (picture, right) who is also the coordinator of the MB worker election.


 In an exclusive statement to Ikhwanweb, Abul Fotouh said that the seven MB candidates from Webco Company for Oil won seats in the syndicate committee, two in Racta Company for Paper won seats of membership in the company’s syndicate committee, and one MB candidate  won a membership the company’s board of directors.


In the Yeast Company, six MB candidates won membership in the company’s syndicate committee, and in Petrogas Company, two MB candidates won membership in the company’s board of directors, and in the Transport and Engineering Company, three MB candidates won the membership of the company’s syndicate committee.


The Muslim Brotherhood fielded one candidate in each of the other companies, including Alexandria for Textile, Al Seyouf Company for Electricity, Sodium Carbonate Company, Stea Company for Garments, Arab Company for Textile, and Amerya Oil Company, where all the MB candidates in these companies won seats in their companies’ boards of directors.


 As regards Al Amerya Oil Company, in spite of flagrant vote rigging and striking off three names of MB candidates, MB candidate and coordinator of MB worker election won the election. It is noted that three other MB candidates were among those who were struck off the election list of winners although they got the highest votes.


 The three MB candidates staged a sit in and decided not to end their sit in until the election committee had announced the real results of the election and keeping security agencies from meddling with the election results.