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Egyptian Election Results Present ‘Nightmare Scenario’

posted on May 29, 2012

At The Guardian (UK), Ian Black writes that following the results of the first round of its landmark presidential elections, Egypt “looks set for weeks of tension and uncertainty.” Since no candidate received a majority of the votes, the two top vote-getters, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, and Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, will square off in a second round, set for June 16 and 17. Many participants in last year’s Egyptian revolution, which led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime, are disappointed in the results. One called the outcome “a disaster.” He continued, “Shafiq will try to restore the Mubarak regime. And my trust of the Brotherhood is minus zero.”

Read at The Guardian