Middle East News
Egypt's ruling NDP wins parliamentary poll, opposition charges fraud
Dec 1, 2010, 10:28 GMT
Cairo - Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) is to retain control over parliament after winning 41 per cent of the vote in elections for the lower house, or People's Assembly, state-run media reported Wednesday.
At least 207 of the 508 seats contested in Sunday's poll, went to President Hosny Mubarak's NDP, the al-Ahram daily newspaper reported.
The opposition Muslim Brotherhood failed to recapture any of its current 88 seats in the first round. The group is accusing the government of electoral fraud. The government has meanwhile hailed the outcome as 'celebration' for democracy.
A run-off for most parliament's remaining scheduled for Sunday. The Brotherhood is fielding 27 candidates.
The NDP has the majority in parliament's upper house, or Shura Council.
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