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Egypt’s Brotherhood leads on eve of run-off vote

Egypt’s Brotherhood leads on eve of run-off vote

Muslim Brotherhood is set for biggest share of vote while liberal rivals scramble to avoid Islamist landslide. Two more election rounds due as the government announcement is delayed to Wednesday.

December 4, 2011 4:54 by

…the results of the second and third rounds would determine the possibilities. Others suggested the Brotherhood might align with the liberals.

“All the indications show that the Muslim Brotherhood does not want to inaugurate an alliance with Islamic forces, but rather to conclude a coalition with liberal and secularist forces during the coming parliament,” said Asem Abdel-Maged, spokesman for al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, a Salafi group not aligned closely with al-Nour. (By Tamim Elyan, Tom Pfeiffer and Peter Graff; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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