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Brotherhood's FJP wins 10 out of 10 seats in Sharqiya

Freedom and Justice Party crushes independent, Salafist rivals in runnoff races in Nile Delta's populous Sharqiya governorate

Ahram Online, Friday 23 Dec 2011
Egyptian election officials count votes in front of a ballot box at a counting center during election runoffs, Thursday December 22, 2011. (Photo:AP)
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President of Zagazig’s Court of First Instance Mohamed Amer on Friday morning declared a landslide victory for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) in runoff elections in the Nile Delta’s Sharqiya Governorate, where the party won all ten of the parliamentary seats reserved for individual candidacies that had been up for grabs.

Sharqiya’s first, second, third, fourth and fifth electoral districts all saw sweeping victories by FJP candidates against independent and Salafist rivals. Winning FJP candidates included El-Said Negeda; Saleh Ali; Amir Bassam; Mohamed Abd El-Raouf; Mohamed Fayad; Ibrahim Selim; Mohamed Awad Shawesh; Safwat Sweilam; Ahmed Shoeil; and El-Said El-Atwel.  

Notably, voting results in the governorate’s second and fifth electoral districts may be overturned after Sharqiya’s Administrative Judiciary Court ruled that last week’s second-round polling in the two districts had been marred by legal and electoral violations.

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23-12-2011 01:12pm
The compromise candidates
The FJP have a big support, which can't be denied. But they also win by not being either of the other main candidates. If the run-off is between FJP and Salafi, who will liberals vote for? FJP of course. If the run off is between FJP and liberal, who will Salafis vote for? FJP of course. So FJP will always win more than their support. I hope they realise this means they have to govern for all, not just their supporters.
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