Egypt: 2011/2012 People's Assembly elections results

Updated January 2013

The election of the People's Assembly, the Egyptian lower legislative house, was conducted in three phases from 28 November 2011 to 11 January 2012.

The People's Assembly consisted of 498 elected seats, 332 (two-thirds) by proportional representation from 46 multimember districts and 166 through an individual candidates (IC) system (2 members each from 83 districts). A further 10 seats were appointed by the governing Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), bringing the total numer of seats to 508 (IFES 2011, 5).

Representation of women

Nine women were elected to the People's Assembly, 1.81% of the 498 elected seats; SCAF appointed 3 women and 7 men (EISA 2012, 47; see Women elected to the Peoples Assembly in 2012).

Results of elected seats

Note: The Revolution Continues Alliance fielded candidates jointly from the Freedom Egypt Party, Egyptian Alliance Party, Equality and Development Party.

Coalition Party Seats
PR IC District Total %
Democratic Alliance Freedom and Justice Party 117 101 218 43.78
Dignity Party (Al Karama) 6 0 6 1.20
Al-Hadara 1 1 2 0.40
Egyptian Labour Party 1 0 1 0.20
Total 125 102 227 45.58
Islamist Alliance Al-Nour 87 21 108 21.69
Building and Development 3 10 13 2.61
Al Asalah Party (Authenticity Party) 3 0 3 0.60
Total 93 31 124 24.90
- New Wafd Party 40 2 42 8.43
Egyptian Block Egyptian Social Democratic Party 15 0 15 3.01
National Progressive Unionist Party (Hizb al Tagammu') 3 0 3 0.60
Free Egyptians Party 14 1 15 3.01
Total 32 1 33 6.63
- Independents 0 25 25 5.02
- Reform and Development Party 9 1 10 2.01
- Al-Wasat Party 9 0 9 1.81
- Revolution Continues Alliance (Freedom Egypt Party and the Equality and Development Party) 8 0 8 1.61
- Egypt National Party 4 1 5 1.00
- Egyptian Citizen Party 3 1 4 0.80
- Union Party 3 0 3 0.60
- Freedom Party 2 0 2 0.40
- Al-Adl Party 0 2 2 0.40
- Democratic Peace Party 2 0 2 0.40
- Arab Egyptian Union Party 1 0 1 0.20
- Nasserite Party 1 0 1 0.20
Total 332 166 498 100.00

Table source

EISA 2012, 45, 46.

References

EISA 2012 Election Witnessing Mission Report Egypt: The People's Assembly and Shura Council Elections, November 2011-February 2012..

IFES 2011 "Elections in Egypt: Analysis of the 2011 Parliamentary Electoral System", 1 November, [www] http://www.ifes.org/~/media/Files/Publications/White%20PaperReport/2011/Analysis_of_Egypts_2011_Parliamentary_Electoral_System.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 3 January 2013.