Poll: Islamist parties would fare best in Egypt elections

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 20, 2011 23:03

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Islamist parties will win the most seats in parliamentary elections in Egypt where they were set to take place today, according to an Arabic-language poll conducted on social-networking website Facebook.

According to the unofficial poll, which asked voters to choose which party would have their vote in elections, 38 percent of Egyptians would choose the Freedom and Justice Party, the largest and one of the best organized of political parties in Egypt. The party has ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.

An additional 12% said they would cast their vote for the rightist Al-Nour party, a Salafi Islamist party.

The survey, which polled 38,071 Facebook users at the time of writing, indicated that liberal, secular parties would receive the lowest amount votes. The most popular secular party, the Al-Masreen Al-Ahrar faction, only received 2% of votes.

Voters were asked to choose from 10 different options, reflecting only a fraction of the dozens of registered political parties in Egypt.

More than a quarter of those polled, 26%, responded that they were unsure which party they would vote for.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 16, 2018
IDF soldiers come under fire in Hebron

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF