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Egypt's Sissi wins 97 percent; Iran Invited to His Inauguration
Voice of America ^ | 06-03-2014 | Reuters

Posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:14 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

CAIRO, EGYPT — Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi secured a landslide victory in the country's presidential vote last week, the election commission confirmed on Tuesday.

Turnout was about 47 percent of Egypt's 54 million voters, the commission said - less than the 40 million votes, or 80 percent of the electorate, that Sissi had called for.

Meanwhile, Egypt has invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the inauguration ceremony of newly elected Sissi, a trip that would make him only the second Iranian leader to visit Egypt since the countries severed ties in 1980.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: egypt; sissi
97%? Another dictatorship to which we're sending billions.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 12:06:14 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

will obama attend gen sisi’s inauguration?


2 posted on 06/03/2014 12:08:59 PM PDT by ghost of stonewall jackson (An amateur built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Dictators are the pinnacle of middle eastern governance. Sisi is probably the best we could hope for in Egypt.


3 posted on 06/03/2014 12:12:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

It’s funny that Morsi got, what, 54% of the vote? I’m thinking Egypt is finished with democracy. The fact they faked such a ridiculous number means they want everyone to know that democracy is over.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 12:17:31 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
How many people voted for Sisi?

In 2012, Morsi got a total of 12,347,380 votes.

5 posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:55 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Sounds like the ‘rat vote in east St. Louis.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 12:20:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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97%? Another dictatorship to which we're sending billions.

Strongman governments are the best Islam can offer its people. Without strongman governments to control the population and islam you get islamic governments. More freedom for the people historically with the strongman....isn't islam lovely.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 12:39:58 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: PaulCruz2016

At least we now share something with Egypt: we both have sissies as president.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 12:48:16 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Lady Heron

Roger that. Strongman governments are therefore in our national interests, since Islamic governments ain’t exactly sane. That’s why the whole “Arab spring” thing was such a disaster.

American leaders used to be smart enough to understand that “democracy” and “Islam” is a bad, bad combination. The Moron-in-Chief? Not so much.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 1:06:36 PM PDT by afsnco
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Buh-bye.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt's Generals: 'How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?'
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt's military -- even as Cairo's security forces massacre anti-government activists. [by "anti-government activists" is meant church-burning Christian-murdering jihadists]
[Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat]

10 posted on 06/10/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (And good riddance!)
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