Muslim Brotherhood: We Won 40% in Latest Vote
Egyptian party worries final tally won't be accurate
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2011 1:33 PM CST
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Morsi talks to the press in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.   (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

(Newser) – The Muslim Brotherhood says it fared even better in the second round of Egyptian voting than the first. The Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, which bagged 37% in the first round, claimed today it secured about 40% of votes in the second. The party, shortened as FJP, also said it planned to contest 45 run-off ballots for individual seats in which no candidate cleared more than 50% of the votes.

In a separate statement, the FJP said the final vote may be skewed unfairly against it. The statement didn't say why, but independent monitors have red-flagged alleged abuses such as illegal campaigning near polling stations. Egypt's election committee says such infractions don't undermine the overall election results, Reuters reports.
 

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