Egypt's Islamists Claim Sweep of Second Round Vote

(Reuters) Marwa Awad and Tamim Elyan - Egypt's two leading Islamist parties said on Sunday their separate party lists secured about three-quarters of votes cast in the second round of a parliamentary election, extending their lead. The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party said it expected to win about 40% percent of votes, while the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party said its list received about 35%, up from 24% in the first round.

2011-12-19 00:00:00

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