Archive: 12/22/2011
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  12/22/2011, Kislev 26, 5772

Election Tension in Egypt


Tension was reported in Egypt, Thursday evening, near the end of the second round of voting in the second phase of the country's parliamentary elections. Voter turnout over the last two days was relatively low when compared to earlier balloting. Projected results are expected before midnight. They are expected to show a Muslim Brotherhood majority in Egypt's lower house.

The advisory council appointed by the Supreme Military Council held an urgent meeting Wednesday evening regarding the presidential election law, including a proposal to hold the presidential elections on the January 25th anniversary of the revolution that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, according to the Al-Jazeera network. Another proposal would put the presidential ballot at the end of the parliamentry elections. The meeting was held against the backdrop of disturbances of the past week.