The participation rate in the first elections of the post-Mubarak Egypt amounts to 62%, higher than expected participation, reporters said the president of the High Electoral Commission (HCE), Ibrahim Abdel Moez on Friday.
Nearly ten months after the revolution that ended the 30 years of the reign of President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians went in polls for the first major step in the democratic transition on Monday. The ballot will be spread over nearly four months. The second phase of elections is scheduled for December 14 and 15.
The counting of ballots is still ongoing, but preliminary estimates, the Islamists are given wide winners. Thus, the political aspect of the Muslim Brotherhood, “the party of freedom and justice” (PLJ) and the party Salafist Al Nour (Muslim fundamentalist), topped the first round in six of nine governorates, ahead of the Bloc Egyptian , a coalition of secular parties.