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Old 12-19-2011, 05:34   #1
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Egypt's Islamists claim sweep of second round vote

Egypt's Islamists claim sweep of second round vote

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7BH0MK20111218

".........A source from the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) said it was on track to win about 40 percent of votes for party lists, based on results from most districts.

A spokesman for the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party said its list received about 35 percent of votes.............."

You get what you vote for - and what they are getting appears to be what the majority wants.
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Egypt Islamists take two-thirds of 2nd-round vote
Old 12-25-2011, 05:49   #2
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Egypt Islamists take two-thirds of 2nd-round vote

Egypt Islamists take two-thirds of 2nd-round vote

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7BN0C620111224

The count is out and between the two Islamist parties they only got 65% of the vote. Now the vote moves into the more conservative rural areas.

"(Reuters) - Egypt's two leading Islamist parties won about two-thirds of votes for party lists in the second round of polling for a parliament that will help draft a new constitution after decades of autocratic rule, the election committee said Saturday.

The party list led by the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 36.3 percent of the list vote, while the ultra-conservative Salafi al-Nour Party took 28.8 percent, pushing the liberal Wafd party into third place...................."
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:31   #3
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Who's voting exactly?

I wasn't expecting the people of Egypt, after the recent events, to let an ultra-conservative party into power.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:49   #4
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Who's voting exactly?

I wasn't expecting the people of Egypt, after the recent events, to let an ultra-conservative party into power.
You must have been listening to the POTUS and MSM.

Pretty much every SF guy here predicted this outcome.

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Old 12-27-2011, 07:26   #5
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You must have been listening to the POTUS and MSM.

Pretty much every SF guy here predicted this outcome.

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And that's why I read the news here first.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:35   #6
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I am surprised they even bothered to hold elections...

...it just means they had to put forth an effort to fix the elections.


just my two cents, I could be wrong
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Not fixed
Old 12-27-2011, 08:32   #7
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Not fixed

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.........it just means they had to put forth an effort to fix the elections.


just my two cents, I could be wrong
Not fixed. That's the way they are voting.

No matter what an Individual Muslim or small group of Muslims say - the majority are more than happy to live under Sharia Law - and make you live under it also.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:55   #8
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Not fixed. That's the way they are voting.

No matter what an Individual Muslim or small group of Muslims say - the majority are more than happy to live under Sharia Law - and make you live under it also.
I still say that the "Radical Islamists", are the ones that want to live and get along with us!!!
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Speaking of voting
Old 01-11-2012, 07:00   #9
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Speaking of voting

Speaking of voting

The third round should be ending today. I've kept an eye out for stories of this last round of voting but NPR, CNN and the BBC seem to be dry holes. Even the Israel News and Jerusalem Post seem a bit dry.

Anybody find a story about this third round - throw up the link.
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I did find one
Old 01-11-2012, 08:02   #10
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I did find one

Well lookie here, I did find one......

And it's about our old friend Jimmy giving his stamp of approval to another election.

Carter 'pleased' with Egyptian polls

http://news.yahoo.com/carter-pleased...165242053.html

".............Egypt's two main Islamist parties have scored a crushing victory in the seats declared so far, reflecting a regional trend since Arab Spring uprisings overthrew authoritarian secular regimes.

Asked about Islamists coming to power, Carter said: "I have no problem with that. The US government has no problem with that either."....................."
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:48   #11
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Asked about Islamists coming to power, Carter said: "I have no problem with that. The US government has no problem with that either."....................."
Sometimes I wish that guy would just walk out on the ice...

Courtesy of the AP in Cairo (extract):
Their triumph has come at the expense of liberal and left-leaning parties and youth groups behind Mubarak's ouster who have since been calling for the military to immediately step down.

At the same time, the military has been waging an increasingly violent crackdown on antimilitary protesters. Last week, soldiers raided 10 non-governmental organizations promoting democracy, including three American groups, raising sharp criticism from Washington.

On Tuesday, the State Department resumed its criticism, saying the military had not carried out promises to stop harassment and return computers and documents confiscated from the groups. "It is, frankly, unacceptable to us that that situation has not been returned to normal," spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

"Non-governmental organizations, particularly those who support democracy and a free election process are key part of what the transition to democracy is about," she said, adding that, "We seem to have some Mubarak holdovers in the government who don't seem to understand how these organizations operate in a democratic society and are putting out lots of disinformation about them."

The Brotherhood has denied having any deal with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, the group of generals that took power after Mubarak's ouster.
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72%
Old 01-21-2012, 16:20   #12
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72%

Islamists Win Large Majority in Egypt

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151953

Muslim Brotherhood's party has 47% of votes, Salafi party has 25%.

"Islamist parties won a large majority of the votes in Egypt's election to parliament, held Saturday.

The Head of the Election Committee said that the Freedom and Justice party, which represents the Muslim Brothers in Egypt, received 47% of the total vote, and Al Nour, a hard-line Salafist party, has another 25%.

The Muslim Brotherhood is expected to receive 235 seats out of the 498 seats in Parliament. Al Nour will receive 121 seats.................................."

72%? That's a lot of % if you ask me.
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Egypt's Islamist parties win elections to parliament
Old 01-22-2012, 05:55   #13
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Egypt's Islamist parties win elections to parliament

Egypt's Islamist parties win elections to parliament

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16665748

A little longer wrap up of this portion of the elections. The new assembly sits on Monday and names a speaker. Fun begins by June.

"..........A new president is due to be elected by June under the timetable set by Egypt's military rulers.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says that while the Muslim Brotherhood appear to be finally on the brink of power it is still the president who chooses the government - so the winners of this election do not automatically take office................."

Anybody taking bets on the president being a moderate or secular person? Thought not.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:47   #14
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They took the majority because of no opposition in upper Egypt. What else should be expected?
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Old 01-23-2012, 22:27   #15
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As always, the locals are aware of the goings on- Listen for al Foutouh to get stepped on, the power bloc to mention some new arrangement with the SCAF, and most interesting might be whether the Brothers choose to openly reconnect with their kin in Israel and Jordan- whether Nours like it or not.

Everything between those 70% ers isn't gonna be friendly. Whoever wins that hair pulling contest, it's going to happen.
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