Sunday, July 1, 2012

2012 Presidential Elections: Egypt

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the numerous presidential elections this year. The first four posts were on the elections in Taiwan, RussiaSenegal and France.

On June 18, the election commission in Egypt declared the Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, had won the Egyptian presidential election. This is good news for many of the Muslims in Egypt who were scandalized by the more liberal, secular waves of former dictator Hosni Mubarak and who want Egypt to return to the fold of Islamist Middle Eastern countries. This is bad news for probably most of the people who actually made the Arab Spring last year and wanted real change and even democracy in Egypt.

In the West, this is being regarded largely as the end of a fizzled revolution, with the military still holding actual power much as it had even under Mubarak.

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