Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Election Coverage
Egypt: Irregularities during Shura elections bode poorly for upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections
Egypt: Irregularities during Shura elections bode poorly for upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections
The National Democratic Ruling Party captured 80, of the 88 seats contested where 14 ruling party candidates ran unopposed.
Tuesday, July 6,2010 07:03
IkhwanWeb

 Amr Hashem Rabie, an expert on parliamentary affairs at the semi-official Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies asserted recently that the Shura elections revealed widespread electoral fraud at the ballot box and during the electoral procedure

 

The National Democratic Ruling Party captured 80, of the 88 seats contested where 14 ruling party candidates ran unopposed. Only three seats went to independent candidates while 5 seats were acquired by the Tagammu, Nasserist, Al-Geel, Al-Ghad and Al-Wafd parties despite having fielded 39 of the 446 candidates that ran. Three seats went to independent candidates


Surprisingly The Muslim Brotherhood opposition movement Egypt 's largest opposition did not win a single seat, despite having fielded 15 candidates. In fact the Brotherhood currently holds 88 seats in the 454-seat People's Assembly proving it enjoys wide popularity. According to Rabie, the election results speak for themselves. "How could the Muslim Brotherhood, which won 88 seats in 2005 parliamentary elections, fail to win a single seat in the Shura race. According to Rabie, the ruling party's major intention in any election is to hinder the Muslim Brotherhood since it continues to be the only genuine political threat to the ruling regime


Many independent analysts and opposition figures view the Shura elections as a sign of what can be anticipated in the upcoming People's Assembly elections, slated for October, and presidential elections in 2011 

Rabie maintained that without the regimes accustomed vote rigging, the Brotherhood would undoubtedly win a lot more seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections than the 88 they captured in 2005 hence, the regime, intends  to secure elections by allocating  the Brotherhood's current seats to the smaller insignificant  opposition parties

tags: Egyptian Parliament / Shura Election / NDP / Opposition Parties / Ruling Regime / Presidential Elections / Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood / / Moderate Muslim Brotherhood /
Posted in Election Coverage  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
NDP attests to election rigging
Opposition blocs object to Shura election rigging
Shura elections: A new order of things...
Human rights: NDP's 90% win is forged
Egypt's People Assembly discusses police misconduct during Shura elections
Human rights organizations criticise Shura elections irregularities
NDP member: The state, the government, and the party are all corrupt
Egypt Shura elections reveal NDP intentions
Verdict June 29, for individual participation in presidential elections
Ruling regime defies parole release for MB detainees
Ruling Regime sends a message through endless arrests of MB members in Egypt
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Islamist Participation in a Closing Political Environment
Ruling regime arrests Egypts finest on February 8.
MB MPs excellent performance in the Egyptian Parliament
NDP Prepares for Presidential Elections Amid Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown
MB of Iran and Political Activities Prior To Presidential Elections
The Draft Party Platform of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
Dunne: ‘Very Dramatic’ Achievement for Muslim Brotherhood in Egyptian Parliamentary Elections
First Round of Egyptian Parliamentary Elections
Muslim Brotherhood to Coordinate with Other Opposition Parties on Reform
Islamist Opposition Parties Gaining in Egyptian Elections
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood after the 2005 Elections