Seven Islamists Win in First Phase of Egyptian Elections
Seven Islamists, including six Muslim Brotherhood members, were elected to the Egyptian parliament in the first phase of elections, unofficial results showed.
Meanwhile, the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) suffered a surprise setback as several prominent figures lost their seats in the first phase of parliamentary elections, unofficial returns showed Wednesday.
Among NDP figures losing their positions were top committee chairmen in the outgoing parliament.
They are Mohammed Abdallah, of the foreign relations committee, Mahmud Abu al-Nasr, of the budget committee, and Abdel Rehim al-Ghul, of the youth committee, according to results from polling stations – CAIRO (AFP)
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