Muslim Brotherhood top winner in Egyptian election

In Egypt, Parties that want an expansion of Islamic law captured a clear majority of the votes in thefirst election since the uprising that ousted longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak, according to results released Sunday. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party won 37% of the vote. Also winning big was the Nour Party, which took 24% of the vote. The party, dominated by the ultraconservative Salafis, did not exist until a few months ago. It seeks to impose strict Islamic law similar to Saudi Arabia in which women must be veiled and alcohol banned.