Skip to comments.Egypt orders probe into alleged vote violations
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:57:03 AM PST by Olog-hai
Thousands of Egyptian protesters marched on the presidential palace and Cairos downtown Tahrir Square on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the countrys Justice Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturdays first round of voting on the document.
Since the countrys political crisis erupted more than three weeks ago, the opposition has kept the pressure on the government of President Mohammed Morsi with mass marches that at times have seen turnouts of hundreds of thousands. Morsis Islamist supporters have countered with rallies of their own.
Chanting down with Brotherhood rule, and your constitution is void, the opposition made its first major street push since Saturdays round of voting on the constitution. Preliminary results showed that 56 percent of voted cast yes. The second round of voting is set for Saturday. The opposition fears that large Islamist constituencies in rural and upper Egypt will increase the votes in favor.
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Not only does 0bama view one less American ally a GOOD thing, it is highly probable that Hillary encouraged Morsi to declare himself dictator after the two met in Gaza. Meanwhile, our Congress fully accepts 0bama's war on America's foreign posture and the willful undermining of our superpower status and our legacy of 'American exceptionalism'.
We’ll be looking into ours any day now....