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Nov 18, 2005 2:31 am


MUBARAK GOT THE ELECTIONS RESULTS HE WANTED



That is the real sad story of the Egyptian elections. More amazingly, he even gets the coverage he wanted: Banned Egyptian Group Gains Parliament Seats in Runoff Vote. If Abber Allam wrote that title, he must be on Mubarak's payroll.

As I have written before the elections, Mubarak wanted the elections to demonstrate that he is the only alternative to Islamists. Not only did he permit them to campaign but divided the electorate with them. At the same time he persecuted mercilessly the reformists.

The result? Islamists won 34 seats and reformist 8. Surprise, suprise!

Oh, yes, not to worry, Copts will continue to be persecuted.




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