Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mixed voter turnout in Egypt so far (accompanied by violence between Shafiq and Mursi supporters):

Qalyubia %55
Elminia %30
Fayyoum %25

via journalist Hamdy Kassem


UPDATE: Mursi leading in four governorates (Elminia, Fayyoum, Sohaj, Wadi al-Jadid) and Shafiq leading only in al-Gharbiyya. Wanna place bets on who's going to win?

UPDATE 2: Runoff results, Mursi %54.8, Shafiq %45.1


   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...


   Lee C.  ―  U.S.A.    said...
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Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Why, Shafiq, of course. If the military has anything to say about it. And apparently they have a lot to say about it.

Zeyad said...

How about they let Mursi win to appease the Islamists?

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Smoke and mirrors. It appears they have let him win, but stripped that office of many of its powers. Not much appeasement there, especially as they disolved parliament.

That's the problem with revolutions. If you lose focus, and groups start to splinter, someone else will snatch the prize right out of your hand. In Iran it was Islamists, in Egypt it appears to be the military.


Lynnette In Minnesota said...


Just in case you aren't wading through that comments section above, I am placing this comment here as well, as I think you might find the article interesting.

I see that Baghdad has asked Obama to intervene in the Kurdistan/Exxon oil deal. Probably not in the cards. An interesting thing tucked away in the bowels of that article though, is that the Kurds are going to start trading crude for products from Turkey. Apparently no one is happy with Baghdad and they are going to by-pass them if possible.