What will be the future of Egypt and where it will go after June 21, 2012? A commentary
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What will be the future of Egypt and where it will go after June 21, 2012? A commentary

Alexandria : Egypt | May 28, 2012 at 5:31 AM PDT
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What will be the future of Egypt and where it will go after June 21, 2012? A commentary

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Egypt’s presidential elections on May 23-24, 2012 successfully went on as scheduled. As a part of the election rule, “If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, a run-off is held between the top two.”

Today, Monday, May 28, 2012, Secretary-general of the Electoral Committee Hatem Bagato told Reuters, "Today we announce the results of the first round of the presidential election," and asked if there would be a run-off, he said: "That would be part of the result announcement we will make today," as quoted from Reuters.

The results of the elections from figures compiled by Egypt's CBC television channel, broadly in line with other unofficial tallies as quoted from Reuters show:

1. Mursi - 24.9 percent

2. Shafiq - 24.5 percent

3. Sabahy - 21.1 percent

4. Abol Fotouh - 17.6 percent

5. Moussa - 11.6 percent

The above figures show that no one of the candidates got more than 50 percent of the vote which means that no outright winner. In the light of these data, if Mursi (#1} and Shafiq (#2} are the confirmed top two winners then, they will take part in a run-off on June 16 and 17. The result will be announced on June 21.

The future of Egypt is on the face of anyone of the two men. Whoever will win in the run-off on June 16-17 be will be proclaimed on June 21. Will the Egyptians be ready to willingly accept their president-elect?

Dr. Mohamed Morsi is Chairman of the ruling Justice and Freedom Party. He is the famous leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. If he will win as president, the future of Egypt is seen to be under the rule of a Religious Dictatorship. Islamic Fundamentalism will characterize his government.

On the other hand, Major General Shafiq was identified with Mubarak regime. He was the air force chief before he joined the cabinet. He was the last prime minister of Mubarak. Considering the important positions he held during the over thrown regime, he was grossly involved in the atrocities and sins of Mubarak. If elected president, will he be accepted by the Egyptians?

What will be the future of Egypt and where it will be going after June 21, 2012?

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http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-presidential-election-body-weighs-complaints-060858069.html

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