Egypt Calm Awaiting Election Results

    An Egyptian boy waves a national flag in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Egypt's military rulers are taking credit for the strong turnout in the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the head of the election commission proclaims that the turnout so far is 'massive and unexpected.' (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    For the first time in weeks, Cairo's Tahrir Square was peaceful on Wednesday as Egyptians awaited the results of parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February. Citizens voted on Monday and Tuesday for members of the lower house of Parliament, which will be responsible for drafting a new constitution. Clashes broke out in Tahrir Square Tuesday night amid reports of illegal campaigning, but all was calm by Wednesday afternoon. While the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al Noor Salafi Muslim Party claimed a majority of votes, official results aren’t expected until Thursday at the earliest.

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