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All Egyptian Revolution 2011

Jan23

Muslim Brotherhood tops Egyptian poll result with 47% of seats

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which represents Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, has won 47 per cent of all seats in the country’s election for the lower house of parliament, the election commission has said. The FJP won 235 seats in the new People’s Assembly, Abdel Moez Ibrahim, the head of the country’s election commission, announced on Saturday. It also secured 127 seats on party lists, while its candidates won another 108 in first-past-the-post constituency votes, where votes were cast for individual candidates. The hardline Islamist Salafi al-Nour party has won 24 per cent of all seats on offer. The liberal al-Wafd party won about seven per cent of the seats,...

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Dec20

Egypt clashes move into 4th day, U.S. worried

(Reuters) – Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day on Monday and the United States, worried by the violence, urged the generals to respect human rights. Medical sources said the death toll had risen to 13 since Friday. Hundreds have been wounded and scores detained. Police and soldiers using batons and teargas drove stone-throwing protesters out of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, hub of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February, overnight. Hundreds had returned to the square by morning after security forces retreated behind barricades in streets leading to parliament, the cabinet office and the Interior Ministry. U.N. Secretary-General...

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Dec10

After Islamic parties win elections, Egyptian military cancels “democracy”

Egypt’s military rulers have forcefully asserted their role in the country’s uncertain revolutionary politics, declaring their intention to preside over the drafting of a new constitution and insisting that the early results of parliamentary voting do not represent Egyptian society. In a rare briefing with foreign journalists on Wednesday, army General Mukhtar al-Mulla said that parliament’s ability to choose a 100-member assembly that will draft the new constitution will be constrained by military-approved “parameters”, according to media reports. Just a day after the first round of parliamentary voting finished, delivering Islamists roughly two-thirds of the...

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