Islamist parties on course to dominate Egypt's parliament
Islamist parties are on course to dominate Egypt's first post-revolution parliament after taking most votes in early results from the first round of elections.
Both the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which is backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, and its rivals agreed that it was leading the count in the first tranche of nine out of Egypt's 27 governorates, including its two most important cities, Cairo and Alexandria.
More unexpected was the apparent success of the FJP's radical rival, Nour, which represents a movement of Salafis inspired by the puritanical political Islam of Saudi Arabia.
"the puritanical political Islam of Saudi Arabia." Great. Just great.