Over 200 arrested in second round of Egypt parliamentary elections

[JURIST] More than 200 people were arrested and one person was killed Sunday in clashes between government supporters and supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood [Wikipedia profile] during the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections. The Brotherhood has been outlawed for more than 50 years but did very well in the first round of voting earlier this month, with group members running as independents doubling their parliamentary seats to 34. The ruling National Democratic Party [official website, English version] of President Hosni Mubarak [official profile; Wikipedia profile] has won the vast majority of seats so far, but is said to be disturbed by the strength of the Brotherhood's support. The third and final round of parliamentary elections is scheduled for Dec. 1. BBC News has more.

 

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