Published on 3 January 2012

Egypt: a tidal wave of hope to the Islamist

Sunday, December 4, 2011 evening, the Egyptian parliamentary election results were officially announced. They spend an Islamist tsunami, with the Muslim Brotherhood who collect 36% of the vote and the party Salafi (fundamentalist Muslims) that reach nearly 25%, a third Islamist party, the Wassat collects 4.2% of the vote.

The Islamic bloc around so 65% of the vote in an election marked by a record turnout in Egypt (62%). The power of Egypt, a liberal coalition, gets 13, 3% of votes and the Liberals, who n ' were able to unite and appeared split into six rival lists, only 29%.

Israel is the biggest loser of the election largely dominated by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, said on Sunday a Hamas official in the West Bank, Hamed Bitawi, quoted by news agency The Quds Press.

Hamas supporters on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the founding of the Islamic movement, welcomed the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood announced the first round of Egyptian parliamentary elections, and contemplate with the same joy, those of "Brothers" version Tunisian Moroccan.
Bitawi claims not to be surprised by the outcome of elections in Egypt, "in view of the sufferings of Muslims in recent decades, in the hands of dictatorial regimes." He continued by praising the Muslim Brotherhood, who announced to reconsider the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.
Hamas members expect relations with the next Egyptian government better than they had with the regime of Hosni Mubarak, who maintained the blockade of the Gaza Strip on their common border.

To Mousa Abu Marzouk, deputy chairman of the Hamas political bureau, "with the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt will return to its original mission of full support for the Palestinian cause."
Egyptian Islamists, however, should not apply too fundamentalism scored in the direction of the country, according to observers.

If the Muslim Brotherhood chose to completely turn its back on democracy by applying an uncompromising Koran, they would lose outside support from the West, which is worth at least $ 1.3 billion, payable to the U.S. Egypt every year and is confronted in a large portion of voters, and the army.
They also said they do not ally themselves Salafist party, credited with 20% of the vote, likely as not to frighten their partners and some of their constituents.