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Landslide for Mubarack surprises no one

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Landslide for Mubarack surprises no one


There is no surprise after elections in Egypt: a landslide victory for the ruling party of Hosni Mubarack.

It has won more than 92 percent of the vote, but this after the two main opposition parties pulled out of the race claiming fraud and intimidation.

Independent observers are backing government critics calling for the polls to be annulled.

Magdy Abdel Hamid, Chairman of the Association for Community Enhancement, said: “We believe that the amount and type of violation that took place in the parliamentary election was very big, and this completely corrupts the electoral process.”

Mohamed Morsy from the Muslim Brotherhood party, which withdrew from the election, said: “This parliament is not valid from the outset, because there’ve been a lot of verdicts issued by the administrative justice court to

annul and stop the election in almost half of the constituencies and seats.”

Our correspondent in Cairo, Mohamed Elhamy, said: “With the announcement of the preliminary results, we now have a clearer picture of the next parliament, in which the opposition will have few seats. These results will pave the way for a limited presidential ballot, between marginal opposition parties and a party that controls all aspects of Egyptian political life.”

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