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The election results may not have been surprising, but what will be the long-term repercussions for the key players?
Alaa Bayoumi
Ruling party is set to dominate the second round of parliamentary elections after pullout of two main opposition blocs.
A new law guarantees 64 seats to female candidates, meaning a 1,500 per cent rise in female parliamentarians.
In Egypt under emergency law, what could be considered free expression elsewhere can be cause for arrest.
As Egypt's vote nears, the largest opposition group has ignored allies' boycott calls and will run candidates.
Time line: Egypt’s Modern Politics
Background

Primer: Egypt's political parties

Despite the Muslim Brotherhood's large 88-member bloc, the president's National Democratic Party remains dominant.
News Bulletin