Some results are finally announced officially. This is not a detailed analysis for the first phase, its just a quick look and some thoughts.
I think all the world know about the islamists and fundamentalists run for the parliament. It is scaring the world and us egyptians. Here is why;
Freedom and justice party: this is a party springing off the muslim brotherhood organization which is originally established in 1927 purely as preaching for good manners and true moderate islam. Things changed later on and they became involved in politics. The muslim brotherhood practiced violence against the British soldiers in egypt prior to 1952. They have not practiced violence after that date. The violence done later on was by former members of the brotherhood who believed that violence is the only solution to help the nation get rid of tyranny. Freedom and justuce party are moderate moslims who has a plan for a secular state but with more emphasis on religion as a component in population life, for example, better education of religion in schools.
El Noor Party: this is anew party established after the revolution. They are very strict moslims who wants to establish more like a religious state where they force population to adhere to islamic practices.
The Egyptian Bloc: it is a coalition of libral egyptian parties established after the revolution. They promote for democracy, freedom of religion, free open economy and fighting corruption. They do not connect much with religion and they believe its a freedom of choice.
El Wassat party: another libral party that has been trying to exist since the 90’s. It was finally approved after the revolution. Its established by former members of the muslim brotherhood. It also focus on religion but does not connect it much politics.
The Revolution Continues: a coalition of new parties established mostely by the young men and women who made the revolution happen.
So, what did the egyptians say in the first phase:
Freedom & Justice: 36%.
El Noor: 24%. scary.
The Egyptian Bloc: 13%.
el Wassat: 4%.
the Revolution Continus: 3%.

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2 thoughts on “Egypt Elections 2011 – Results Review

  1. Thank you for explaining all these parties to us. The good part about democracy is that everyone gets to vote and voice their opinions. The bad part is that not always do we agree with the “majority rules” concept in the long term. Sometimes the results need to run their course for people to see what they really value and want. Then the hard work begins to make it all happen. But, another election, another change, and the process starts all over again. It will take time for Egypt to adjust to not being controlled; those who controlled are still trying to control. That’s politics!

  2. Of course, the migration of Europeans to North America was based on principles of religious freedom. Historically, that did not mean we would be free of intolerance, however, even though our Constitution, which came much later, provides for equality. We have had persecution of religious minorities (Jews and Catholics) and more than our share of racial horrors, as the world knows. But the coming era almost demands an end to these things. In other words, Islam and the Middle East need to grow up quickly. When the U.S. went through it’s juvenile stage, the average person could not lay hands on an automatic rifle or an IED. Now a few well armed people can change the course of history.
    I hope that Egypt will build into its constitution and it’s national ethos the principles of minority rights and representation of all citizens in the legislative, judicial and administrative arms of the government. THEN it must grow those ideals in the hearts of its people so that politicians can never corrupt them.

    (Oh, and Hi, Jennifer.)

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