Muslim Brotherhood got 1st, Al-Nour got 2nd… and who got 3rd?

There is always a third place, and the Egyptian Bloc got it!

Egyptian Bloc Logo

The first round of parliamentary elections proclaimed as winners the Muslim Brotherhood with a total of 36.6% of the votes. The Al-Nour party has a total 24.4% of the votes, a surprise to many and a fear to most due to the Al-Nour’s hardline Islamic beliefs. In third place, the Egyptian Bloc with 13.4% of the votes.

The Egyptian Bloc is a opposition conformed by mostly liberal parties known for their secular leaning ideals. They opposed the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Nour, and their main purpose is to separate religion and state.

For a better idea on who the Egyptian Bloc parties are, click here.

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