Egyptian secular parties attempt to increase their electoral chances

News article, posted 12.13.2011, from Egypt, in:
Author: 
Heba Afify
Language: 
English
Egyptian secular parties attempt to increase their electoral chances (Photo: Al-Masry Al-Youm)

After Islamist parties won over 50 percent of seats in the first phase of People's Assembly elections, secular parties are determined to stay in the game.

In the first of three electoral phases, the Democratic Alliance led by the Muslim Brotherhood won 73 seats and the Salafi Nour Party won 31 seats out of the 150 that have been decided thus far.

The highest scoring secular alliance, the Egyptian Bloc, won 14 seats, while the Wafd Party won 11. The Revolution Continues Coalition (RCC), uniting liberal and leftist parties in addition to members of the Union of Revolutionary Youth, won four seats, and the Adl Party, running on its own, won only two seats.

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