Egyptians: Accept President-Elect Ahmed Shafiq or continue the protests to end in disorder and chaos?
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The voters in Egypt spoke decisively during the run-off election on June 16 to 17 and Ahmed Shafiq garnered majority of the votes at 50.7 percent that Muslim Brotherhood Party does not accept.
The Muslim Brotherhood camp maintained that their candidate Dr. Mohammed Morsi won the run-off election.
Morsi camp’s continued refusal and failure to accept “Shafiq’s victory as the first president of Egypt elected in 60 years or so is viewed as expression of unacceptable defeat.” Muslim Brotherhood Party wants to divide and put the entire country in disorder and chaos as it continues the protests and demonstrations against the result of the run-off election. Its agenda will never help solve the crisis and unable bring normalcy in Egypt.
No matter how good or bad the Mubarak regime was that President-elect Shafiq is identified, his election as president was a fresh mandate and a new vote of confidence that Egyptians must respect and abide with. It is just a matter of setting aside differences on the part of Morsi’s party and accept Shafiq as the new president of Egypt.
Respecting the interim bodies or institutions tasked to bring normalcy in Egypt in accordance with the post Mubarak agreements of concerned parties will correct everything that appears disagreeable.
Respecting and accepting Shafiq as president of Egypt to be announced Sunday, June 24, 2012 will start to bring the long cherished and much needed normalcy in Egypt.
If Morsi’s party will not respect and accept Shafiq’s proclamation as president, what option left for Egypt to undertake? The ruling Military Junta and the civil government to be organized under Shafiq’s presidency will surely give the answer soon.
But first and foremost, Egypt and the whole world will expect tomorrow the proclamation of president-elect Shafiq.