Islamists expect gains in Egyptian election
30 Nov 2011 01:24
Source: Reuters // Reuters
(Adds details of clashes in Tahrir Square area)
Islamists expect gains from ballot
Violence flares in central Cairo
Muslim Brotherhood faces row with army over government
By Tom Perry and Peter Millership
CAIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The Muslim Brotherhood said the parliament that emerges from Egypt's landmark elections should form a government, setting the stage for possible confrontation between Islamists and the ruling generals who have only just named a new prime minister.
The results of the first phase of the three-stage poll which could bring the Muslim Brotherhood closer to power were due to start coming out on Wednesday, but the military council which took over from ousted President Hosni Mubarak has yet to step aside.
Millions of voters went to the polls in a mostly peaceful two-day vote, though the calm was shattered on Tuesday night when nearly 80 people were wounded in violence focused around a Cairo sit-in protest by activists demanding an end to army rule.
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