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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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    BannedbytheGuardian | December 18, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Blah. Egyptians have done nothing for 2000 years. Nothing new here. What they can do will be severely limited by the economy -of which a Treasury guy started weeping recently.


     
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    WarEagle82 | December 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I saw some pictures of women in traditional Muslim garb protesting the military government in Egypt. Essentially, they are protesting the right to vote in a government that will oppress women even more completely than now.

    This is much more than simple irony…


     
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    Kerrvillian | December 18, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    And the Obama administration helped to push the more secular leader out of power.

    Making Egypt safe for another Islamic theocracy.

    Someone want to argue that Obama isn’t secretly a Muslim, yet justify this?

    I don’t put any stock in the “born in Kenya” bullhockey. I do, however, see a pattern and look for the cause.


     
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    iambasic | December 18, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I’m wondering if those Egyptian women who were stripped and beaten in the streets of Egypt this weekend think Obama is a great American president, err I mean savior, after he declared himself victor of the “Arab Spring” riots this past summer?

    To the idiot pundits who said the “Arab Spring” was a hopeful sign in the Middle East – WHO NEEDS PUNDITS WHO CONSISTANTLY GET IT WRONG!


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