Monday, December 6, 2010

Egyptian Elections: Update II

Well, the runoff elections are over.  And, no surprise, Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party won.  As usual, the elections were plagued with charges of fraud and even voter intimidation.  The Muslim Brothers boycotted the runoffs, which means they were shut out of parliament.  Human rights organizations are calling for the elections to be annulled.  Personally, I doubt that will happen.  Considering all the irregularities in past elections, why would Mubarak care about this one?  Especially since his party has even more control over parliament (an estimated 83% plus help from some independent parties).  Next year is the presidential election.  You'd think the United States would be concerned about democracy in Egypt.

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