Supporters strongman Egypt wins elections
- The parliamentary elections in Egypt are as expected, overwhelmingly won by supporters of the strong man of the country, the ex- soldier and president Abdel Fattah al- Sisi. Egyptian media reports said Friday, after the country about six weeks in stages and rounds had elected a new parliament with 596 seats. The final voting rounds were Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to observers, the turnout was very low, somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of eligible voters. Egypt's lower house, the House of Representatives, received in 2012 a large majority of Islamists and was dissolved by the judiciary and military.The man of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Mursi, was elected president that year. General al- Sisi committed before mid-2013 a coup and deposed Mursi. Since then he has worked in his own words on a reform program based on its,null, roadmap to democracy ''. But, according to human rights organizations are much more repressive regime than that of the autocrat and President Hosni Mubarak, who crashed in 2011 during a revolt.