Friday, May 25, 2012

Egyptian Presidential Election: Tight Race Representing Wide Political Spectrum - UPDATE

Partial results from Egypt’s presidential elections announced today showed the candidate of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood leading with a narrow edge in a four-way race representing a wide political spectrum from the Islamists to a former regime official to the Left. 

The Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi will most likely enter the second round on 16-17 June with the most votes, but well under the required 50 percent to win outright. Contending for the second place are former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq; Hamdeen Sabahi, political activist supported by the nationalists and the Left; and 
moderate Islamist Abdel-Moneim AbolfotohEgyptians went to the polls on Wednesday and Thursday to choose their leader for the first time in 7,000 years.

UPDATE: Morsi, Shafiq and Sabahi are running extremely close, only one percentage point separates the top three vote getters.
UPDATE: Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and former premier Ahmed Shafiq will face off in the runoff election on 16-17 June. The Muslim Brotherhood has just announced that Hamdeen Sabahi and Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh will back Morsi in the runoff election. Sabahi, the candidate supported by the nationalists and the Left, came surprisingly close to finish second, but Shafiq held on to his lead and will face Morsi, representing the anti/pro Mubarak-era coalitions vying for Egypt's presidency.


mat said...

7000 years ago until to Hosni Mubarak were the eras of 'Pharaohs'. With the will and bless of the 'Al-Mighty', the wind of change has come in the nick of time and may the people of Egypt get the best and right leaders with the term 'Leadership through example'. Long live Egyptians.

Anonymous said...

No tight race its the Brotherhood... Western Moussa is not even close to the top 3.

But you never know in satelite states of ME.

Dariush London

Anonymous said...

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blog still smells of


Anonymous said...

anon H2S

spoken like a true stableboy.

Dariush London

Anonymous said...

Ask those mullahs, "Dariush" knows a few things about being a stable boy!