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July 30, 2016 / 24 Tammuz, 5776
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Islamists Win Over 70% of Egyptian Parliament

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Egypt’s Islamic parties won a resounding victory in the first elections since the overthrow of dictator Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, garnering over two-thirds of the seats in the new People’s Assembly.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s party – The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) – won 235 seats in the national legislature (47.18%), the Salafist Al-Nur party came second with 121 seats (24.29%), and the liberal Wafd party was third with 9%.

The two-chamber People’s Assembly is particularly important because it is responsible for selecting a 100-member panel to draft a constitution.

A new president will be elected by June 2012.

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