Egypt Islamists seek more gains in upper house polls

By REUTERS
January 29, 2012 01:36

 
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CAIRO - Egyptians vote on Sunday in the first stage of elections for the upper house of parliament, with Islamists seeking to repeat the success they enjoyed in elections for the lower house.

Voting for the Shura council will be held over two stages ending in the middle of February and follow a lower house election that was Egypt's most democratic since military officers overthrew the king in 1952.

The series of elections for both houses of parliament are the first since Hosni Mubarak was toppled from the presidency on Feb. 11 last year by a popular uprising.

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