Essam Khalil wins Free Egyptians Party presidency
Logo of the Free Egyptians Party. YOUM7 archive.

CAIRO: Essam Khalil became the Free Egyptian Party president with a landslide victory in the party’s general elections carried out Thursday, Youm7 reported.

Khalil, 67, garnered 421 votes while his main rival Mohamed El-Bailey garnered only 66 votes out of the 501 members attended the elections, the party said in a statement Friday.

The Free Egyptians Party is an Egyptian liberal party, founded after the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.  The party supports the principles of a liberal, democratic, and secular political order, according to the party’s website.

The party has won 65 seats in the recently-held parliamentary elections, the largest number of seats for a single party.

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