A member of Egypt's ruling military council said today that it would have a role, albeit indirect, in appointing the body that will write a constitution instead of leaving it to elected lawmakers.
As Egyptians go to the polls today for runoff races, the battle in Cairo's Nasr City neighborhood offers a window into the national race for second behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
There are only three official winners so far in Egypt's elections as many districts ready for runoffs.
Muslim Brotherhood's success isn't surprising, but rise of Egypt's ultraconservative Salafis is.
The Muslim Brotherhood, an 80-year-old Islamist organization banned under Mubarak, has made an impressive showing in the first round of Egypt's elections.
Muslim Brotherhood candidates will get 40 percent of the seats in Egypt's parliament, early results indicate. The Muslim Brotherhood, banned by Mubarak for decades, will now move into power.
It turns out superior organization and manpower count for as much in Egyptian elections as they do everywhere else.
The Arab Spring could open the door for Islamists – as seen in Egypt elections – and threaten Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.
Today Egyptians are wrapping up the first of several rounds of voting for the first Egyptian parliament since the ousting of former President Hosni Mubarak. Two-thirds of the parliamentary seats will be chosen via a proportional list system, and the other third will be chosen as individual candidates. Every voter will choose two candidates from their governorate and one local list of candidates, often including candidates from multiple parties. The more votes a list gets, the more candidates on its list will be in parliament. Below are the options facing Egyptians as they go to the polls.
Today's parliamentary elections in Egypt saw a high turnout. Some voters confessed they didn't really know the candidates, but were excited to participate nonetheless.