Egypt's Islamists get 75% of parliament
Cairo - Egypt's election commission and political groups say final results from the country's first elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak show Islamist parties winning nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament.
An alliance led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47% of the spots in the 498-seat parliament, while the ultraconservative Al-Nour Party clinched 25%.
The two parties are not likely to join forces because of ideological differences.
The liberal Egyptian Bloc, led by a party founded by Christian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris, said on Saturday it secured 9% of the seats in parliament. Another liberal party, the Wafd, also won 9%.
The new parliament is set to convene for the first time on Monday.