Ruling party wins in Egypt elections

Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has won 102 seats in the final day of voting in legislative elections, official results showed, giving the party more than 70% of places in parliament.

    NDP won more than 70% of seats in parliament

    Independent candidates won 18 seats on Wednesday, the last of six days of voting which started on 9 November, according to the results read out on state television on Thursday.
       
    The Muslim Brotherhood, which fielded candidates as independents because it is banned, says it won 11 seats - its strongest showing in an election - on Wednesday, giving it a total of 87 of parliament's 444 elected places. 
       
    Secular parties won only a handful of seats in the month-long voting. One member of the liberal Wafd Party won a seat on Wednesday, according to the results. 

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.