video: hardline islamist surge in egypt polls*
from cnn: Initial results of Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak are due as early as Thursday. Both the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al Noor Salafi Muslim Party have claimed a lead in ballot counting, but election officials have been tight-lipped. Voting took place Monday and Tuesday, the first in a multi-step process to pick members of the lower house of parliament. The lawmakers will then be tasked with drafting a new constitution. It was the first time some Egyptians — young and old — ever cast ballots after three decades of Mubarak’s rule.
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