Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Egyptian Election Shenanigans

Banned from the upcoming election: Omar Suleiman, Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, Khairat el-Shater
Citing narrow technical reasons, the Egyptian Electoral Commission barred from the upcoming elections the three most polarizing candidates: Omar Suleiman, the former spy chief under Hosni Mubarak; Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, an ultraconservative Islamist; and Khairat el-Shater, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Seems like the military is still firmly in charge of the country.
While this allows me to breathe a sigh of relief, what does it mean to the budding Democracy in this land?

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