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Religious parties vie for power as Egypt votes

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Religious parties vie for power as Egypt votes


A struggle between Islamists to gain the upper hand is a main talking point as Egypt once again goes to the polls in run-off elections. Tuesday is the second day of voting in this particular round, which is part of long and complicated election process.

Members of the 508-seat lower house will be chosen by January in a series of regional elections.

Voting for the upper house, or Shura, will take place between January and March.

Religious parties have been the most popular so far. It now looks as though there may be a battle to differentiate themselves between the Muslim Brotherhood, whose Freedom and Justice Party has already gained 37 percent, and their rivals – the Salafi Islamist Al-Nour Party, who have 24 percent.

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