The slow-motion disaster rolls on.
(AFP) — Egypt’s main Islamist parties won 65 percent of votes for party lists in the second round of a historic election for a new parliament after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, the electoral committee said Saturday.
The Freedom and Justice Party won 36.5 percent of the vote for party lists, with 4,058,498 out of 11,173,818 votes, according to figures provided by the electoral committee for the second round which was held on December 14.
Al-Nour (Salafist) won 28.78 percent, with 3,216,430 votes.
The Islamists’ liberal rivals fared badly again in the second round, with Al-Wafd — the country’s oldest party — winning 9.6 percent of the party list vote and the Egyptian Bloc, the main liberal coalition, just seven percent.
After winning almost 65 percent of seats in the first round of the vote, Islamists are poised to dominate the next lower house which will convene on January 23.