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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Quick thoughts on Egypt's election.

Hosni Mubarak

As expected, dictator Hosni Mubarak won more than 70 percent of the vote in Egypt's recent presidential election. This is not suprising, considering that Egyptian state-run television had been singing his praises and that he was the only candidate with any name recognition. While Egypt still has a long way to go before it becomes a genuine Democracy, it has taken it's first baby steps in that direction. Congratulations to opposition candidate Ayman Nour for recieving 12 percent of the vote.

Note to Mubarak: Next time, please make sure that the military ENFORCES the law concerning secret ballots instead of forcibly overriding it by forcing some rural villagers to publicly cast their vote for you.

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