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Monday December 5th

Egyptians reject Mubarak allies in first-round elections

CAIRO (MCT) — In a symbolic victory for Egypt’s revolutionaries, results from the first round of parliamentary elections show a popular rejection of any vestiges of deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s regime, with his old political allies trailing far behind Islamist and liberal blocs.

Only weeks ago, analysts had predicted that Monday’s runoffs would be between the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist candidates and remnants from Mubarak’s now-disbanded National Democratic Party, which once boasted 2 million members and claimed to win 86 percent of the vote in the 2010 polls.

So far, only a couple of parties anchored by former Mubarak allies won parliamentary seats in the first round of voting, according to partial results.

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