Skip to comments.Egyptians back constitution, opening way to Sisi presidential run
Posted on 01/17/2014 10:09:21 AM PST by opentalk
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians overwhelmingly approved a new constitution by referendum, state media reported on Thursday, a widely expected outcome that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency.
The vote advances a transition plan the military-backed government unveiled after deposing Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July following mass unrest over his rule.
The constitution won wide support among the many Egyptians who favored Mursi's removal. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for a boycott, saying the vote was part of a coup that deposed an elected leader and revived a brutal police state.
But the vote was also a sign of widespread yearning for a return to stability after almost three years of violent disorder that has crippled the economy, impoverishing many.
Mursi and other top Brotherhood politicians are standing trial on charges including inciting violence and conspiring with foreign militant groups against Egypt.
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Finally, a foreign policy success in the ME!
From article... The stock market has rallied to three-year highs this week, driven partly by hopes for more stable government.
Indeed it is ! This is fantastic news for Egypt.
I love it. So why is the US still supporting the anti-Assad terrorists?
No thanks to Zer0 and H!, of course.
If the Egyptian Constitution in any way resembles our Constitution, ‘Justice’ Ginsburg is going to be really PO’d!
Yes, because “different” Islamism is always “fantastic news”.
No. It’s another Sharia constitution.
Well that was a fair and square election, one man, one vote, AND only ONE TIME. The last election that the MB planned to have.
And in spite of Obama’s obvious pro-Muslim Brotherhood policy. The same thing happened in Honduras a few years back, I recall.
Oooh, one of those Constitution thingies that B. Hussein Obama dislikes so much.
And after all his work and "investment" in "democracy", how could they.
SiSi will see Morsi hang by the sea.
And he’ll be given credit for them...what a press we have huh?
Obama dislikes Sharia constitutions?
In Leftyspeak that means DOJ to prohibit agents from considering ISLAM in counterterror investigations.
While Hillary was pushing the Egyptian “overcharge” button, the Egyptians pushed ‘reset’.
Once you drop that demographic market, you simply search every American.
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