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Den endelige opptellingen av valget i Egypt viser at Brorskapet og alliansen av salafister vant 75 % av stemmene til det nye parlamentet.

Parlamentet skal velge en grunnlovsforsamling på 100 medlemmer. Det er denne som skal utarbeide en ny grunnlov som skal svære ratifisert innen juni. Innen da skal også en ny president velges.

The tally, with the two groups of Islamists together winning about 70 percent of the seats, indicates the deep cultural conservatism of the Egyptian public, which is expressing its will through free and fair elections for the first time in more than six decades.
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Egyptian authorities confirmed Saturday that a political coalition dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the 84-year-old group that virtually invented political Islam, had won about 47 percent of the seats in the first Parliament elected since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. An alliance of ultraconservative Islamists won the next largest share of seats, about 25 percent.

Hvordan blir forholdet mellom Brorskapet og salafistene? Samarbeid eller rivalisering? New York Times skriver at Brorskapet også ønsker å skubbe Egypt mot et islamsk styre, men mer forsiktig. Det er takten man er uenig om. Salafistene ønsker raskere tiltak mot de syndige ting som klær, alkohol, musikk, vestlig kultur.

Hva med opposisjonen, de gjenværende 25 %?

Among the remaining roughly 30 percent of parliamentary seats, the next largest share was won by the Wafd Party, a liberal party recognized under Mr. Mubarak and with roots dating to Egypt’s colonial period.

It was trailed by a coalition known as the Egyptian Bloc. It included the Free Egyptians, a business-friendly liberal party founded by a Coptic Christian businessman, Naguib Sawiris, and favored by many members of the country’s Coptic Christian minority, about 10 percent of the public. The Egyptian Bloc also included the liberal Social Democratic Party, which leans further to the left on economic issues.

A coalition of parties founded by the young leaders of the revolt that unseated Mr. Mubarak won only a few percent of the seats, as did a handful of offshoots of the former governing party.

Islamists Win 70% of Seats in the Egyptian Parliament