Middle East Economic Survey


No 50


Political Comment (12 December 2005)

The Muslim Brotherhood has won some 20% of the seats in Egypts new parliament. In Israel, hard-liner Tzahi Hanegbi has quit Likud to join Ariel Sharons new party, Kadima.

Muslim Brotherhood Consolidates Its Gains

With the dust largely settled after the third and final round of Egypts parliamentary elections on 7 December at MEES press time there remained 12 constituencies where reruns were due to be...