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Egypt: Islamists assured of majority

Muslim BrotherhoodUnder onslaught from the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Group, the Egyptian junta has amended the country’s election laws, allocating 70% of the seats in Parliament to political parties, up from the previous 50/50 allocation between parties and individuals.

Since the MB commands 4050% of the vote, and IG 1525%, together they will get two-thirds of the party seats, or 50% of the total. They will also field many individual candidates, thus attaining a majority or super-majority in the Egyptian parliament.

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