Please help me summarize this article: "Islamic Parties Dominate Egypt Parliamentary Elections" by Matt Bradley.

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This is an article from January of 2012.  It is about the Egyptian parliamentary elections that took place at that time.  As the title implies, it focuses mainly on the fact that the elections were dominated by Islamist parties.  These are the parties that supported President Morsi who was recently ousted in a coup.  There is no real suggestion that this coup might happen in this article.

In the article, the main point is that the Islamist parties won something like 70% of the seats in parliament.  This was a major event because it was Egypt’s first election since the end of Hosni Mubarak’s rule.  During his rule he had suppressed the Islamists.

The article has few hints of the trouble to come in Egypt.  It only touches briefly on the fact that the secularists were unhappy with the result of the election.  It also does not show much foreshadowing of the fact that the Islamists would be as domineering and intolerant as they were when Morsi was in power.

The basic idea of the article, then, is that the Islamist parties won the great majority of seats in the parliament in the first election in Egypt in decades.