January 19, 2014
WELL, WE ALREADY KNEW THE FUTURE WASN'T SECULAR/COPT MILITARY DICTATORSHIP:
Egypt vote raises concerns about future (AP, 1/19/14)
Another worrying aspect is that young Egyptians appear to have stayed away from the polls, probably because of frustration over the lack of real change and anger over the perceived return of Mubarak-era figures, along with such hated practices as police brutality and other heavy-handed tactics by security agencies.The 98.1 percent "yes" vote cannot be seen as an accurate reflection of public opinion in "a country as big and as complex and divided as Egypt," said Khaled Fahmy, a political analyst who chairs the history department at the American University in Cairo. "This is a very alarming figure... Something has gone very wrong."
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 19, 2014 9:10 PM