So this is what Democracy looks like in Egypt … How’s that “Arab Springy” think working out for ya America?
The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi wins the Egyptian presidential election. The radical Morsi who has stated that he endorses a strict Islamic agenda will replace former American ally Hosni Mubarak as leader of the largest Arab nation. Mohammed Morsi wins with 13.2 million votes.
After an hourlong speech in which he detailed dozens of specific inquiries down to the ballot-box level, the chairman of the election commission, Farouk Sultan, announced that Mr. Morsi had won 51.7 percent of the runoff vote completed last weekend. The other candidate, the former general Ahmed Shafik, won 48.3 percent.
THE ENTIRE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF THE MIDDLE EAST JUST CHANGED
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has officially won Egypt’s presidential election and will be the country’s next president, the electoral commission has announced.
Morsi picked up 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him about 51 per cent of the vote. His competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, the final prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million. More than 800,000 ballots were invalidated.
Farouq Sultan, the head of the election commission, delivered a long speech before announcing the results in which he defended the body’s “independence and integrity” amidst what he called meddling by unnamed political factions.
Hmm, remember when Hosni Mubarak, stepped down and the Muslim Brotherhood said that they would not run a candidate for President?
UPDATE I: From Reuters … Thousands of Brotherhood supporters burst into cheers on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, waving national flags and chanting “Allahu Akbar!” or God is Great, greeting a dramatic victory.
UPDATE II: From Breitbart.com … Egypt’s New President: Our Capital ‘Shall Be Jerusalem, Allah Willing’. The comments from this VIDEO are chilling, especially for Israel.