Egyptian Election: First Stage Final Results Bring Chaos


I am delighted to say that after the announcement of the first stage final results of the elections, the situation is dramatically changing in Egypt and Mr Shafiq’s position is even stronger. Though he came as a 2nd with total votes of 5.5 Million and the first is Mr Morsi with 5.7 Million votes.

After today’s results people were gathering in the streets objecting that Mr Shafiq is in the final race. It was claimed that the majority of the protesters side with Mr Sabahi who scored 4.8 Million , Abu El-Fetooh came in the 4th position, and Khalid Ali.  None of these three are in the final anyway and Mr Ali has scored the least with just above 120,000 votes. The gatherings were in thousands and in 6 cities around Egypt with the largest being in Alexandria and in Tahreer Square in Cairo. The main two reasons for the protestors being on the streets in Alexandria because Mr Sabahi made an appeal and it was refused and they would like to see Mr Shafiq excluded from the final.

The vast majority of population were surprised to see these massive gatherings because they firmly believe it was a very fair election. Sooner after that and towards the night, protesters were chanting anti-government and anti-election slogans “No to Badee No to Shafiq and Down Down to the Army Rule” and they started to tear down Mr Shafiq’s and Mr Morsi’s posters. Mr Badee is the official leader and guide of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Doki’s Campaign Office on Fire

 

The so-called revolution supporters have attacked 8 offices that belonged to Mr Shafiq’s campaign in 6 locations around Egypt. One of his offices was set on fire in Doki area in Cairo and it was believed that total amount of loss will be around 1 Million Egyptian Pounds. Mr Shafiq’s campaigners believe that the attack was carried out by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. The interesting thing is that the police and the army are not present to deter those people from such acts.

People are still in the streets protesting for the results. But one positive thing is being noticed, that so many people now hate the revolution and accusing the revolution supporters of being anti-democratic for not accepting the results. At the same time, so many are switching sides and declaring their support to Mr Shafiq for the 2nd stage of the presidency election which will take place in the 2nd week of June 2012.

Inside one of the offices

The majority of the Egyptians are now fed-up with this so-called revolution and would have liked to see a president elected in a democratic way after getting rid of the dictatorship of the past regime. But, Egyptians are now facing a new type of dictatorship which is the voices on the streets that want results to suit their temper and their own way. It is widely felts that the revolutionists have lost their ground. And Mr Shafiq is now and continually getting a wider support and would love to see him win because he would be able to bring stability back to Egypt.

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Egyptian Elections – Confusion before announcement of first stage result


Egyptian Elections – Confusion before announcement of first stage result

It is expected that later today, on Monday 28th May, the final results of the first stage of the Egyptian Elections will be announced. The majority of the Egyptians believe that there will be re-run of election between Mr Ahmed Shafiq and Mr Mohamed Morsi. During the last few days the results and total figures have shown that they are the 2 candidates with the highest scores.

However, some leading public figures have different views about the 2 candidates that will be in the final presidential race based on the final scores that they have. They claim that Mr Morsi scored the highest figure of 5548219 followed by Mr Hamdeen Sabahi (the left wing activist) who scored 5205091. And in the third place is Mr Shafiq who scored 5173952. On that basis, the presidential race ought to be between Mr Morsi and Mr Hamdeen. So, Mr Shafiq is technically out of the race.

Mr Sabahi has many supporters who have been gathering and marching in several places around Egypt and they will continue doing so till tomorrow. The supporters have been making remarks that the revolution will continue or 2nd stage of wide-spread protests will take place if Mr Sabahi is not in the final race. If those figures proved to be true, I would expect chaos will be looming over Egypt for weeks to come.  Mr Sabahi has charisma for many young Egyptians and from the older generations who are in support of Pro-Nasir Movement.

In my personal views, I predict that Mr Sabahi will get the winning majority of voices and greater support in the final race if he is running against Mr Morsi. Supporters of Mr Shafiq will switch sides to support Mr Sabahi than of course giving their votes to Mr Morsi who represents the Muslim Brothers.

However, the final result will be announced today in the afternoon. The final figures will be given and the names of the 2 presidential candidates.

Egypt’s Post Elections Dilemma


by Dr Ashraf Ismail on Thrusday, May 24th, 2012 at 09:20am ·

EGYPT’S POST ELECTIONS DILEMMA 

The world needs to know that Egypt is now going through a very critical stage. The presidential election is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of May and will run for a good number of weeks. So, Egyptians are going to start voting for the first time in an open pro-democratic election. Among the 13 presidential candidates, there are few who have close connections with past-history and affiliated with terrorist groups. One or two candidates are willing to establish new close ties with other countries like Iran and groups which are also closely associated with terrorism.

On the other hand, there are 2 candidates; who are truly decent and with no ties to terrorism, Mr Amr Mousa and Mr Ahmed Shafiq. Both have served in the previous regime but are well known for their decency and proven track record in politics. The problem is that young Egyptians, who are not well informed with politics at all, don’t really like the last two mentioned names on the basis that they served in the previous government. And they argue that the revolution existed to oust all of the previous regime.

The majority of Egyptians now believe that this revolution which was only led by less than 3 million is not a true representation of the actual voice of Egyptians who are more than 80 millions. The majority feel that Egypt is now being hijacked by terrorist groups and by hooligans. The majority also will rely on the result of the ballet boxes and would hope that Mr Mousa or Shafiq would win to bring stability to Egypt and to win it back from the terrorists and the hooligans.

Sooner or later Egypt will need the International Communities to fight back those terrorists and oust them or totally eradicate them once and for all.

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