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Tomorrow : Egyptian parliament election part 1

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 03:16 AM
``Only`` parliamentary, but still quite important.

The election is in 3 stages, one stage for each ``region``...

First round on November 28.
Second round on December 14.
Third round on January 3.

The upper body election will be on January 29 2012.

The presidential election will be in March 2012.

The Muslim Brotherhood seems quite confident for tomorrow.
Muslim Brotherhood sure of election victory in Egypt as Tahrir unrest lingers

The elections threaten to split the opposition: While some members of the protest movement are calling for this week's elections to be deferred until power is transferred to civilian hands, and several parties have announced that they would boycott the balloting, the Muslim Brotherhood is determined to win a large number of seats in parliament.

Parties boycotting the election and Muslim Brotherhood not boycotting = more votes for Muslim Brotherhood.

We shall see what happens tomorrow... Even if it's only the first part of the vote, it should be quite representative of what the final result will be.
edit on 27-11-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:28 AM
Egypt military chief warns of 'extremely grave' consequences of crisis

Egypt's military ruler has warned of "extremely grave" consequences if the nation does not pull through its current crisis.

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, in comments carried Sunday by the nation's official news agency, also urged voters to turn out for the parliamentary elections starting on Monday.

Tantawi is facing mounting pressure pushing him and his fellow generals on the ruling military council to step down immediately in favor of a civilian presidential council and a "national salvation" government to run the nation's affairs until a president is elected.

Tantawi said that the parliamentary elections would be held as planned and stated that the army and police would secure polling stations and maintain public order. He noted that the military's position would not change after the elections.

Still doesn't understand... bow to the will of the people!

posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 02:38 AM

Egypt's new PM: Any elected parliamentary majority may install new govt (Reuters)

Report: Saboteurs blow up Egypt gas pipeline to Jordan, Israel (Reuters)

Voting starts in Egypt’s landmark elections (AP)

Egyptians go to the polls for first round of post-Mubarak elections

Islamist parties expected to make big wins in three-round elections; new parliament to be tasked with drafting new constitution before presidential election by end of June.

Polling stations opened Monday in nine of 27 districts for the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, the first since former president Hosni Mubarak's overthrow in February.

About 17.5 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the first round that runs for two days, according to government figures.

Voting did not get off to a completely smooth start on Monday morning, with complaints of delays in the opening of voting. According to reports, nearly half of Egypt's polling stations opened late, or had still not opened to the public by mid-morning. It was not clear what caused the delay.

posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 01:18 PM

Egypt's new PM says aims to announce his new cabinet by the end of the week (AP)

Netanyahu: Israel won't have the same 'intimacy' it had with past Egypt regimes

Speaking to Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, PM says Israel's security interests cannot rely only on peace treaty with Egypt, since that deal could 'come undone.'

Egyptians rush to vote amid reports of elections irregularities

Reporting from Cairo, Anshel Pfeffer reports delays, long lines in Egypt's first vote since Mubarak ouster; Cairo resident: We've been waiting seventy years, so what are a few hours.

posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 04:53 AM

Egypt’s military ruler inspects polling stations (DPA)

Supporters of disqualified candidate attack polling station in south Egypt (DPA)

Egypt's new PM says aims to announce his new cabinet by the end of the week (AP)

U.S. on Egypt vote: Religious parties can still maintain democratic principles (Haaretz)

Egyptians flock to polls on second day of voting (Reuters)

Egypt stock market spikes on elections (AP)

Polls open for second day of Egypt's landmark elections

Turnout slightly smaller than Monday, the first voting day, when long lines formed despite massive despite security concerns and turmoil over a deadly spate of violence in the week before the balloting.

A novelty in this Egypt vote: unknown results

Egypt now resembles a newly formed state that is trying to sketch out a map of its political forces on a blank page.

The most important and democratic innovation of Egypt's parliamentary elections that began on Monday is that we don't know who will win. We can probably assume that the Muslim Brotherhood will win much of the vote, but in contrast to Egyptian elections over the past 60 years, today there's no "ruling party" that was always the sure winner.

posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 08:41 AM
Egypt army sees 'unprecedented' turnout on day 2 of vote

Military council expects turnout in first stage of parliamentary elections to exceed 70 percent; elections commission says millions participating peacefully in poll.

Good news.

posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Meh elections always elect a another puppet.

posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 01:07 PM

edit on 29-11-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 30 2011 @ 03:15 PM

Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by Vitchilo

Meh elections always elect a another puppet.

We'll see...

Muslim Brotherhood takes lead in Egypt vote count

Muslim Brotherhood party leads after 90 percent of votes counted in first stage of Egypt's three stage elections, due to end in January.

The Muslim Brotherhood's party appeared to be leading Egypt's elections on Wednesday after 90 percent of the votes in a number of cities and provinces were counted, according to Al Jazeera.

Egypt's Al Nour party, considered a radical Islamic party, appeared to be in second place behind the Muslim Brotherhood, and the centrist party is only in third place, according to Al Jazeera.

U.S. congratulates Egypt on 'successful' start to election

Secretary of State Clinton issues statement calling for Egypt's transition to democracy to continue in a 'just, transparent and inclusive manner'; says U.S. will continue to stand by Egypt.

posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 11:20 AM

Egypt elections results expected to be declared Friday (Reuters)

Islamists set to dominate Egypt legislature as initial vote results emerge

Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's oldest and best-organized Islamist group, expects its new Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) is on course to secure about 40%% of Parliament.

Initial results of Egypt's first free election in six decades will emerge on Thursday, with Islamist parties expecting to command a majority in parliament, hard on the heels of victories by their counterparts in Tunisia and Morocco.

Parliament, whose exact makeup will be clear only after Egypt's staggered voting process ends in January, may challenge the power of ruling generals who took over in February when a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak, an ex-air force chief.

posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 04:23 PM
Ultraconservative Islamists make gains in Egypt elections

Islamists led by the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Salafists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of Egypt's first parliamentary vote since Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

They still don't control anything.

posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 07:58 AM

Egyptian Islamists tell rivals to accept vote results (Reuters)

Al-Jazeera: Islamist parties won 60 percent of vote in Egyptian election (Haaretz)

Egypt's ruling military council 'deeply concerned' by Islamist election victory

Supreme Military Council sources tell Al-Hayat that army will accept the results but insist on preserving country's secular nature and human rights of the Egyptian people.

Human rights in Egypt, now that's funny.

According to the Al-Jazeera report, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party won approximately 40 percent of the vote and the radical Islamic Salafi movement's Al-Nour Party won 20 percent.

Despite its concerns, the council will accept any results of the elections, the Al-Hayat report said. But the results have set off a red light amongst the military leadership.

Two more rounds of voting for the parliament will be held by January. Presidential elections are scheduled to be held before June.

The sources said that the second round of the elections will ensure an even larger victory for the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafi movement and may lead to their almost complete control of the parliament, which could cause conflict in regards to the new constitution and the preservation of Egypt as secular state.

Won't matter till the president is elected... and according to polls, it will be Amr Moussa elected.

Amr Moussa was Egypt's ambassador to many countries. Criticized Israeli policies towards Gaza and the West Bank. Criticized US double standards policies when it comes to Israel-Iran nuclear programs. Criticized western countries when they didn't recognize Palestinian elections which brought Hamas to power. Supports opening Gaza-Egypt border. So he doesn't look like a puppet.

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 01:36 AM

Three dead and 257 wounded in Egyptian clashes (Reuters)

Number of people killed in clashes between army and protesters in Cairo rises to 8 (Reuters)

Death toll in Cairo clashes rises to 10, at least 441 wounded (Reuters)

Clashes continue between protesters, Egyptian militarty in Tahrir Square (Reuters)

posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 06:18 PM

Egypt final election result shows Muslim Brotherhood won 38% of seats on party lists (Reuters)

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