The official results for the Egyptian presidency have not been released yet. The candidate tied for last place in preelection polling, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, is claiming victory. Shafiq is challenging that claim.
Guess who is in charge of the final vote count and announcing the winner? Egypt's military high command.
Will the military prevail with this massive election fraud?
Will the conservative interests of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council prevail?
Just two days after the end of voting, trade unions along with professional organizations staged a protest of a recent decree giving police and military intelligence unlimited powers to arrest citizens.
The fight has only begun.
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turnout figures were not released yesterday, but electoral observers it
could be as low as 15 per cent. From an electorate of 50 million, that
would mean Egypt's next President had been chosen from a total of about
seven million votes. "We think the turnout definitely did not exceed 15
per cent," said Sherine el-Touny, of the Egyptian monitoring body
Shayfeencom. "Even if it was 30 per cent, that would mean we had seen 17
million voters on the streets, but I don't think we saw that today." The Independent, June 18
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