Egypt is conducting elections today with liberals facing off with Islamists facing off with traditionalists. The Muslim Brotherhood may be one of the top vote-getters in this contest-- they're constantly doing at least somewhat well in opinion polls across the country.
Over 50 parties are attempting to gain seats in this new Parliament. Analysts over at al-Arabiya believe that Hamas may be the big winners of the race:
Naji Shurrab, also a professor of political science at Al-Azhar, said Hamas would have much to gain from ties with a Muslim Brotherhood government.
“It will open a relationship with Egypt that is very different,” he told AFP.
“Maybe Hamas will be recognized by the Egyptian government, the restrictions on the Rafah border crossing will be lifted, (Hamas prime minister) Ismail Haniya will be recognized as a partner, maybe.”
The live al Jazeera feed can be found here:
Update: Muslim Brothers conducting illegal campaigning.