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 Egyptian parliamentary election, 2011–2012. 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
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.
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