There couldn’t be any different outcome.
Muslim Brotherhood claims to have won 40% of vote in first round of Egypt elections
Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party is ‘in the lead’ in Cairo count
Election spread over six weeks with different regions voting in three stages
Final outcome won’t be known until January
As polls closed in Cairo, 80 injured during clashes between protesters and street vendors in Tahrir Square
By GRAHAM SMITH
Last updated at 1:19 PM on 30th November 2011
The Muslim Brotherhood today claimed to be in pole position in Egypt’s parliamentary election with as much as 40 per cent of the vote.
The initial count of votes from the opening stage of what is Egypt’s first free election since army officers drove the king into exile in 1952 have started to come in.
A member of the rival liberal Egyptian Bloc said that in Cairo the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had 40 to 50 per cent of votes while his party had 20 to 30 per cent.