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How Will Egypt Vote?

With Revolution’s Fate at Stake, Egypt Votes on President

NYT piece on the presidential election going on today in Egypt. It will be interesting to see how, after their votes for the center were nullified, they will vote when faced between to extremes. Egypt’s highest court, who yesterday dissolved the majority Muslim Brotherhood controlled parliament, is still packed with Mubarak appointees and the military man in the election was widely expected to be Mubarak’s successor. A vote for him is voting for the old order according to the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and I think he is correct, especially since Egypt’s Supreme Court is going to allow the military government to remain the sole law making authority in the country. Now the party of God is standing up for democracy in Egypt but is a vote for them really a vote for democracy or a vote against authoritarianism?



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