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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A sham election to legitimise a coup.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/egypt-elections-the-coronation-of-the-emperor-9442400.html 
 

Egypt elections extended amid weak turnout 

Egypt extended its presidential election an extra day as the government, military and supporters of front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi are scrambled to increase turnout after two days of reportedly thin voting

 

 Egyptians have been given an extra day to cast their ballots in the country's presidential election, after two days of low voter numbers at polling booths.
 
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is so popular with the Egyptian people, that the polls have been extended to try and get more people to vote. Polling stations empty, few voters but still only one pre determined winner.
No doubt the final figures will show that "99% of voters" cast their ballots and of these the "vast majority" chose al-Sisi.
A sham election, with a sham outcome. The coup of last year (no matter what the Americans may call a military take over) which overthrew a democratically elected President has completed the circle and installed another dictator with no opposition, to replace Mubarak.