In this edition of the Arabist Podcast, we introduce a brand new segment, Regional Cliffnotes, and then delve into the initial results from the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections. It's a triumph for the Islamists, with the Muslim Brotherhood getting a comfortable plurality, but the real surprise is that Salafists are the country's second political force.
And that's something that worries us.
Links for this week's episode:
- Charts Galore: Round one of Egypt's elections
- Figuring out Egypt's elections: Qasr al-Nil
- Don't panic. Yet.
- Tahrir protesters don't speak for all in anxious Egypt - The National