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Egypt’s Sisi Wins Presidency with Overwhelming Majority
INN ^ | 5/28/2014, 11:46 PM | Elad Benari

Posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Partial results indicate that Egypt’s former army chief, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, is headed for a big victory.

According to Reuters, Sisi’s campaign said Wednesday night that the popular candidate had captured 93.4 percent of the votes with 2,000 polling stations counted. Judicial sources said he had 89 percent with 3,000 polling stations counted.

Sisi’s only rival, Hamdeen Sabahi, was on 2.9 percent according to the Sisi campaign, while the judicial sources put Sabahi on 5 percent. The rest of the ballots were deemed void.

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 85percent; bhomiddleeast; egypt; elsisi; president; rop; sisi

1 posted on 05/28/2014 2:48:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Hope he cleans the place up!


2 posted on 05/28/2014 2:51:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Olog-hai

What??????? The people in Egypt aren’t embracing Clown Prince nobama’s friends, the moozlum brotherhood? I’m shocked I tell you...shocked!


3 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

“Egypt’s Sisi Wins Presidency with Overwhelming Majority”

Sorry, beat you to it. We elected our own sisi six years ago!


4 posted on 05/28/2014 2:56:56 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Olog-hai
The rest of the ballots were deemed void. …

They are trying to make it sound like he cheated to get this win. He didn't. Most Egyptians are so happy to be rid of the crazed zealots in the Muslim Brotherhood that he would have won the most open and fair election in the world. This is good news. He will crush the Muslim Brotherhood, keep peace with Israel and be a real ally of America again.

5 posted on 05/28/2014 2:59:42 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Olog-hai
A little history for you youngsters while we watch it repeat itself. From Wikipedia:

"Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein 15 January 1918 – 28 September 1970 was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. He planned the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy, and was deputy prime minister in the new government. In 1953, Nasser introduced far-reaching land reforms. Following a 1954 Muslim Brotherhood-led attempt on his life, he ordered a crackdown on the organization, put President Muhammad Naguib under house arrest, and assumed executive office. A June 1956 public referendum approved both the new constitution and Nasser's nomination for presidency.\

So will General Sisi be the new Nasser? It's a reasonable bet.

6 posted on 05/28/2014 3:02:17 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Then why did they vote for the MB in the first place?


7 posted on 05/28/2014 3:02:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
He will crush the Muslim Brotherhood, keep peace with Israel and be a real ally of America again.

A better question to ask is whether America will be a real ally of Egypt. Or of anyone else.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 3:05:32 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: InterceptPoint

That makes him buddies with Russia and against Israel, as well as a pan-Arabist (that was patterned after pan-Germanism—pan-Arabism is inherently against the existence of Israel, like the Arab League, a creature of pan-Arabism).


9 posted on 05/28/2014 3:05:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Why would a pro-Israel news outlet (not self-hating like Ha’aretz) make it seem like there was some fraudulent activity going on with el-Sisi?

The man never stated he would crush the MB, explicitly. He got into power because of the MB, remember, never mind his views on Islam in politics.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

-——Then why did they vote for the MB in the first place?-——

My numbers may be off, but the MB got around 25 % of the vote....

The rest was split among the many, many parties running their own candidate.....

Democracy is a new concept to many in Egypt...every sect and facet of Egyptian politics ran a candidate and allowed the MB to win a majority...


11 posted on 05/28/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai
That makes him buddies with Russia and against Israel, as well as a pan-Arabist

Political winds shifted more than once since 1950's. Nasser had a good reason to associate with USSR, and that reason was free loans, free equipment, free foreign specialists, and free education for Egyptians - USSR spent like a drunk sailor on its friends.

Today that reason is nonexistent. A likely strategy for Egypt is to maintain good working relations with all countries, and not waste Egypt's political and financial capital on someone else's pointless, unwinnable wars. This was the direction that Egypt kept for several decades, and there is no reason to change that. Palestinians are a lost cause.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Olog-hai

#ArabFallReigns


13 posted on 05/28/2014 3:20:44 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: Olog-hai
That makes him buddies with Russia and against Israel, as well as a pan-Arabist (that was patterned after pan-Germanism—pan-Arabism is inherently against the existence of Israel, like the Arab League, a creature of pan-Arabism).

Not quite the comparison I was attempting to make. But noted.

14 posted on 05/28/2014 3:23:44 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: bray

Now American voters needs to do their part. Throw out the LIB/DIM moozlum-brotherhood-loving politicians from all levels of government. They all should be exiled.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

The man never stated he would crush the MB, explicitly. He got into power because of the MB, remember, never mind his views on Islam in politics.
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that’s not correct. Sisi has been pretty explicit about putting down the Muslim Brotherhood if he gets elected.
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2014/5/6/egypts-el-sisi-promises-to-finish-muslim-brotherhood-if-elected-president#.U4ZmsijwWGM
http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-egypt-repression-20140525-story.html#page=1


16 posted on 05/28/2014 3:44:23 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Greysard

A likely strategy for Egypt is to maintain good working relations with all countries, and not waste Egypt’s political and financial capital on someone else’s pointless, unwinnable wars.
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This sounds about right. Currently the Gulf states are the major financial backers of Sisi. They have been beating down Qatar for their support for Al Jazeera and the Muslim Brotherhood.

imho the election of the sisi is a big win for everyone in the world but the muslim brotherhood and al Qaeda. Its no coincidence that the MB is the original breeding ground for al Qaeda. That’s where the current leader of Al Qaeda— Ayman Al Zawahiri got his start.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 3:49:33 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer

He never explicitly said he’d crush them; take note that those are not direct quotes. In order to actually crush the MB, that means he has to help put them down in Israel (i.e. Hamas) and cooperate with Israel to do so. Such a thing will not go down well in a country where so many chanted that they were going to Jerusalem to be “martyrs in the millions” (no way they were all MB and/or Salafi). That would also make him a target of Hezbollah and al-Qa’eda.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 4:03:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Greysard

That’s very Kumbaya-ish. Not recognizing what Putin’s about?


19 posted on 05/28/2014 4:05:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

When America has a real pro-American President, again.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 4:33:27 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The press is reporting that Sisi led the coup over the legally elected Morsi.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 5:00:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Olog-hai
Not recognizing what Putin’s about?

Putin is very busy right now; I can nearly guarantee that Egypt is not on his radar. Similarly, Al-Sisi has much work to do within Egypt. They are not natural allies at this time.

22 posted on 05/28/2014 6:13:15 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Olog-hai

El Sisi is no Sisi.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 6:20:08 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: Olog-hai

In order to actually crush the MB, that means he has to help put them down in Israel (i.e. Hamas) and cooperate with Israel to do so.
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I agree on this. But an Egyptian judge did sentence 600 of the MB leaders to death. That judge has not been assassinated. There’s more here. I think the MB has seriously embarrassed themselves by getting in bed with Obama. He is the kiss of death to those people. In the arab/moslem street sense the MB by cozying up to Obama have neutered themselves.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 7:58:43 PM PDT by ckilmer
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