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    Good news / bad news in Egypt second round elections

    Good news / bad news in Egypt second round elections

    The good news?  The Islamists did not do significantly better than in the first round of elections.

    The bad news? The Islamists did not do significantly worse than in the first round of elections.

    They’re still running at about 70%:

    The Muslim Brotherhood party secured 39 percent of the vote, while the Salafi Al Nour party won 31 percent of the vote in the second stage of Egypt’s landmark post-Mubarak elections, according to unofficial results published on the website of Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper on Sunday.

    The unofficial results for the second stage of elections for the lower house of the Egyptian parliament also showed that the secular, liberal Wafd party won 22 percent of the vote. Islamist parties won some 70 percent of the total vote, a similar result to the first stage of elections, which took place on November 28.

    Meanwhile, the military is not exactly making the case for an alternative.

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    john.frank | December 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    What is happening in Egypt is very dangerous.

    Coming War Threat: Terrorists Developing a Safe Haven in Egypt to Attack Israel
    http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2011/12/18/a-coming-war-threat-terrorists-are-developing-a-safe-haven-in-egypt-to-attack-israel/

    But worse is the approach being taken by the Obama administration:

    How Can Israel Please the American Government, Media, and “Experts”? It Can’t
    http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-can-israel-please-american.html

    Where’s our Canadian chucklehead who insisted that Egypt was on the path to ‘democracy’ and liberalization? God, I hated reading his screeds.


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