Day: December 14, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Has Taken Over, Say Egyptian Liberals

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s exploitation of Egypt’s pro-democracy revolution is nearly complete, leading Egyptian liberals complained to one of Egypt’s top newspapers on Sunday.

Members of various secular parties told Al-Masry Al-Youm that Egypt’s temporary ruling military regime has now allied itself with the Muslim Brotherhood after the Islamist group scored a big victory in the first round of voting for Egypt’s parliament.

Estimates are that the Muslim Brotherhood won control of 40 percent of the parliament when voters from Egypt’s largest districts went to the polls earlier this month. Other Islamist groups allied with the Brotherhood won another 20 percent of the vote, while various secular and liberal parties combined took the remaining 40 percent.