Egyptian officials said Friday that first round of voting in Egyptian parliamentary election resulted in the highest turnout in Egypt's history, but fears still remained among Egyptian constituents.
The turnout was 62 percent, meaning that approximately eight million constituents of Egypt voted in the first round election to choose officials of the lower House, Aljazeera reported.
The Freedom and Justice Party, backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, expected that two candidates from the party would win the election, and the party predicted that the conservative Salafi Al-Nur Party was believed to gain 30 percent of the vote, Euronews reported.
Euronews said that protesters that overturned a military regime by former leader Hosni Mubarak concerned that the religiously oriented party would get advantage out of revolution to prevail their extreme religious views even if the regime no longer wielded power to control citizens.
Dissatisfaction with rises of religiously motivated party came from women. 29 year-old Egyptian human right activist Dalia Ziada who has run for a representative of the Hizb EIAdl Party established by young people for the sake of promotion of middle ground in religious and political issues said that if the parties gained majority, they would discourage equal rights by excluding articles designed for the rights from constitutions, the National Public Radio reported.
Aljazeera said that a female candidate Nihal Aahdi said that a reason women could not participate in the first round election is attributable to religious parties.
In the electoral system, the votes have rights to cast two votes for individual candidates and one vote for a party, according to Aljazeera.