I do not normally cover events in Egypt, but today’s parliamentary elections have drawn a great deal of attention and commentary. The outcome of these elections, and of Egypt’s 2011 presidential elections, will affect events in the Middle East and Africa in the coming years.
- VOA has initial projections showing President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party will win 508 a “solid majority,” while the Muslim Brotherhood will lose seats.
- Reuters expands on the performance of Islamists in the election.
- AP looks at electoral irregularities including “scattered violence, reports of vote buying and the ejection of many independent monitors from polling stations.”
- The Christian Science Monitor reports on the elections from Alexandria.
- Al Jazeera blogs from Cairo.
- The BBC talks to young Egyptians.
- The Project on Middle East Democracy has published a report, “Assessing the Pre-Election Political Environment in Egypt” (.pdf).
And here’s a video from Al Jazeera: