The Islamist Bloc
The Islamist Bloc (Arabic: الكتلة الإسلامية), formally the Alliance for Egypt was an electoral alliance of Egyptian political parties, formed for the 2011–12 Egyptian parliamentary election. It consisted of two Salafist parties, Al-Nour and Authenticity Party, as well as the Building and Development Party, which is the political wing of the Islamic Group (al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya). The alliance was publicly announced on 3 November 2011.
Formerly affiliated parties
Results of the 2011 Parliamentary elections
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In the 2011/2012 parliamentary elections, the Islamist Block won 7,534,266 votes out of 27,065,135 correct votes, or roughly 27.8% of all votes. The Alliance thus received 96 seats out of 332 in the Egyptian Parliament. The 96 seats were divided between members of the Alliance as follows:
In addition, independent candidates of the Al-Nour Party won 28 seats out of the 168 seats allocated for independent candidates.
Additionally, three members of the Building and Development Party have been elected as independents.
Thus, the Islamist Bloc won a total of 127 seats out of 498 (25.5%) in the 2012 Egyptian Parliament, thus becoming the second largest political bloc in the parliament after the Democratic Alliance for Egypt.
- "Islamist Bloc (Alliance for Egypt)", Egypt Elections Watch, Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, 18 November 2011, retrieved 15 May 2013
- El-Din, Gamal Essam (23 January 2012), "Egypt's post-Mubarak legislative life begins amid tension and divisions", Ahram Online, retrieved 24 January 2012
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