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- 05/20/14--14:24: #FreeMahienour : You Will not Stop #Jan25 in This way
- 05/22/14--07:43: Presidential Elections #2014 : Expats’ Vote goes to #ElSisi
- In 2012 you have to be registered as a voter while in 2014 you do not have to be registered as you can vote with your Egyptian ID or Egyptian Passport. This made many to believe the turnout would be higher than in 2012.
- In 2012 Egyptian Expats were able to vote using Mail while in 2014 this option was cancelled and instead Egyptian diplomatic commission from embassies and consulates. This is actually why the turnout was not high as expected because simply many Egyptian expats could not show up.
- In 2012 the runoffs between Morsi and Shafik were held on two days where as in 2014 the elections were held from Thursday till Monday.
- In 2012 there was first stage and runoffs while in 2014 we got one stage and it is one stage only
- Of course I can not ignore that the Pro-Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood voters did not show up like this did from two years because they are boycotting the elections.
- There are also the boycotters who believe that there is no use as we all know the results in advance.
- 05/24/14--11:26: The Character Assassination of Sabahi has begun
- 05/24/14--11:22: Aziz Amami is Free
- 05/25/14--04:53: Egyptian Presidential Elections 2014 For Dummies
- The first stage of the presidential elections will be held next 26-27 May “two days” across the country.
- The number of electorate is estimated to be 53,909,306 million eligible votes in 2014.
- This election is monitored by judiciary. Not less than 16,000 judges will be deployed all over the country to supervise on the election process in the polling stations.
- There are more than 25343 polling stations this year.
- This year the race is between Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi and it is not a big secret that El-Sisi is likely to win.
- El-Sisi has already won the Expats’ vote with nearly 95% unlike his Nasserite rival who got only 5% of the votes of Egyptians abroad.
- Unlike other elections in the history of Egypt , this election is being observed by several international and local NGOs.
- The international observers we are speaking about here are : EU Observers Mission , African Union , Arab League , Transparency International and Democracy International.
- Not less than 79 local NGOs are monitoring this elections.
- The final and official results of the Presidential elections will be announced next 5 June 2014.
- If there are any runoffs , it will be held next 16-17 June. “It won’t happen”
- The army and police are securing the elections and polling stations.
- The army is deploying 181,909 officer, soldier and conscript to polling stations.
- The army urges the people not to bring bags or park cars outside the polling stations.
- The main political movements and parties boycotting the presidential elections are Strong Egypt Party , April 6 Youth , Muslim Brotherhood and its Pro-Legitimacy coalition "Including Al Wasat Party".
During April 6 Youth Movement Press declaring their position
- The main political parties and movements endorsing Hamdeen Sabahi are Popular Current ,Constitution Party , Misr El-Horreya Party , El Adl Party , Socialist Popular alliance Party as well Bread and Freedom.
- The main political parties endorsing Abdel Fattah El-Sisi are Free Egyptians party , Al Wafd Party , Al Tagammou and the NDP off-shoots parties as well Retired army officers parties.
- 05/25/14--09:56: This is a lot of noise in the electoral silence time
- 05/25/14--22:00: Egyptian Presidential Elections 2014 : As seen Live Day One
- 05/26/14--13:33: Egyptian Presidential #Elections #2014 in #Photos “Day 1”
- 05/27/14--00:25: Egyptian Presidential Elections : As seen Live- Day 2
- 05/29/14--09:29: And No Bassem Youssef’s show This Weekend "Updated"
- 05/28/14--01:24: Voting Girl 2014 : Presidential Elections
- 05/28/14--02:26: Egyptian Presidential Elections : As seen Live “Day-3”
- 05/29/14--05:36: Egyptian Presidential Elections Day One in Video
- 05/31/14--23:45: And Here is #Mubarak officially as a prisoner
- 06/03/14--11:51: #PEC Announces It officially : #ElSisi is the President of #Egypt
- The eligible voters : 53,909,306
- The number of voters who participated in the elections : 25,578,223
- The turnout : 47.45%
- Spoilt Votes : 1,040,608
- Valid Votes : 24,537, 615
- Abdel Fattah El-Sisi : 23,780,144
- Hamdeen Sabahi : 757,511
Mahienour El-Masry and other seven activists were sentenced 2 years in jail and a LE 50,000 fine for illegal protesting and assaulting a police officer as well torching a police vehicle outside Alexandria’s court during the Khaled Said’s trial.
Mahienour was transferred to the women prison earlier today. She will be there till the appeal of the court’s verdict.She is the first secular leftist lawyer to be imprisoned because of the unconstitutional protest law.
According to the lawyers they were not given a chance by the judge to present their arguments !!
It is so depressing on some many level.
Now here is the last Facebook post by Mahienour on why she attended the court session when she could have been tried in absentia. It was translated by blogger Omar Kamel.
Mahienour El-Masry, Loai Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Omar Abdel-Aziz Hussein, Islam Mohamed Ahmed, Nasser Abul-Hamed Ibrahim, Hassan Mostafa, Moussa Hussein, and Hassan El-Siya were all sentenced to two years in jail because of unconstitutional protest law.
Amazingly photos were taken during that day showing the police assaulting those activists not the opposite.
|Mahienour in green shirt "Youm 7"|
|Mahienour defending leftist doctor Taher Mokhtar "Youm7"|
She was also a defender of social and cultural rights of citizens in Alexandria. She defended the rights of Syrian refugees and stood against the racist campaign against them last year.
I just feel angry.
Here is Mahienour speaking as one of the ladies of the Egyptian revolution. She is one of the brightest ladies of #Jan25.
There is no doubt that there is a witch hunt against the #Jan25 activists now. This witch hunt will not stop the #25Jan revolution especially among the youth , the angry frustrated youth who had enough already.
Unfortunately all what we can do now is to scream in the virtual space.
Nearly 94.5% of the votes went to Abdel Fattah El-Sisi while his rival Hamdeen Sabahi scored only 5.5% of 318,033 votes.
I am not surprised or shocked because we all know that the Field Marshal would get a similar result considering the media mobilization and the amount of men and women chanted El-Sisi names and danced while holding El-Sisi posters outside the embassies and consulates.
I did those info-graphs as a comparison between expats’ votes in presidential elections 2012 and presidential elections 2014. I am trying to be accurate so if there are any mistakes please tell me as I get lost usually in numbers.
Here is the first one about the valid and invalid votes of Expats in 2012 and 2014.
The second one is about the difference between the results of “El-Sisi/Hamdeen” Vs. “Morsi/Shafik”
Now there are differences between both elections :
I do not need to guess that those activists will be accused of illegal protesting and will face another 2 to 3 years as usual.
Among those activists revolutionary socialist member Dr.Taher Mokhar.Dr. Mokhtar is also a member in the Doctors syndicate in Alexandria.
|Arresting Dr. Mokhtar "Masrawy"|
Both Mahienour El-Masry and Taher Mokhar were not only helping Egyptians but they were helping as well Syrian refugees in Alexandria.
By the way, Dr. Mokhtar was the man who was beaten during the Khaled Said trial clashes.
Of course I should not forget that the Egyptian Center For Economic and Social rights in Alex where Mahienour’s presser was held in the morning was stormed by security forces as well !!
This is the second time this NGO founded by former Presidential candidate and labor rights activist Khaled Ali to be stormed by security forces , the only difference that this time it happened in Alexandria. As usual they confiscated documents and PCs as well arrested a number of people who were there during the arrest after the presser. You must know that women activists in the center like Isis Khalil were subjected to sexual harassment during their arrest.
Now Reuters sent to the European Commission in Egypt an email asking them about their reaction regarding the imprisonment of Mahienour El-Masry and the EU as usual expressed its concern.
I doubt that this concern will lead to anything. Again this witch hunt against the 25Jan activist will not kill the revolution.
Now the Pro-El-Sisi media “which is the mainstream media” in Egypt is attacking Hamdeen Sabahi madly in the last few weeks spreading lies about him as if he has a true chance to win the elections.
In Anti-Revolution Pro-El-Sisi Facebook pages will find alleged photo copies of some fake document showing Sabahi taking money from the Qatari Red Cross !!
In the past such copies appeared with the names of ElBaradei and Wael Ghonim.
Another lie spreading like fire is that Sabahi did not join the protesters of 30 June 2013 against Mohamed Morsi and that he was in Hurghada according to TV hosts like Ahmed Moussa .
Well I am a witness that Sabahi was among the protesters in this specific day , yes he could not get in to Tahrir because of the huge crowds in the streets but he was there filmed by TV channels so I do not know how dare those TV hosts to lie. Ok sorry they dare to lie all the time.
Moussa who bragged to be a State security informant dared Sabahi him in the 30 June protests. Well he got one already. I was there in Galaa square in Giza filming the protests when I found Hamdeen in front of me.
This is what I saw.
Of course the most outrageous lie of all times is that Hamdeen Sabahi is a Muslim Brotherhood Member !! Why is that !? Because his brother in law is a Muslim Brotherhood member !!
Amazingly Sabahi did not deny that his brother in law was a member in the Muslim Brotherhood speaking about him politely wishing that all the brotherhood’s members would be like him.
Of course those supporters do not realize the fact that El-Sisi’s great uncle was one of the founding fathers of the Muslim Brotherhood as far we know. Also people should remember that El-Sisi worked in Morsi’s admiration and He was a part of SCAF
Needless to say that they are so proud that the former minister of defense deceived the Brotherhood’s leaders in Egypt , already I wonder if the Field Marshal is actually deceiving everybody.
Back to Sabahi ; ‘ the MB secret member , this rumor is actually dangerous because it is the beginning of a character assassination for him even as an opposition figure like ElBaradei.
His assassination will affect his popularity not among the revolutionary class but rather the class known as the couch apolitical class affected by the media. This couch class is one of the main voting blocs in Egypt besides the Youth bloc and the Islamist bloc.
Many Pro-revolutionary youth believe that Sabahi is meant to play the role of the timid cartoonish opposition during El-Sisi presidential term. I am afraid there are indications that Sabahi will not be allowed to play even this role. The cartoonish position El-Sisi would like to have in his era is Nour Party and El-Wafd party’s opposition.
I believe El-Sisi does not want any competition from 25 January revolution figures like Sabahi that can present a leader figure to the public at any time. Whether you like or him , whether you trust him or not , Sabahi is from the remaining 25 January revolution figures in the scene.
Some are predicting that Sabahi would have the same fate like Ayman Nour after the presidential elections in 2005
It is really ironic because El-Sisi supporters do not realize how much Hamdeen Sabahi saved their man from international scandal. In fact some of their media icons were hysterical over the past weeks that the founder of Popular Current may withdraw from the presidential race !!
|Free Aziz last night "Twitter"|
Amami stated in court that he was beaten during his arrest.
The Tunisian Blogger already accused the police of fabricating charges to activists as well torching police stations on 14 January 2011 in a TV interview couple of weeks before his arrest.
The court dismissed the case.
It is worth to mention that Amami and photographer Sabri Ben Mamluka refused to take the drug test and insisted on having a test under independent supervision.
Full respect to this judge.
I am happy for Aziz as well Sabri. Hopefully I write the same title for Mahienour , Greste , Fadel, Shamy , Maher and long list of names in Egypt as well the Zone 9 bloggers in Ethiopia.
Here is Aziz with his mother last night.
|Voters in polling stations "Presidential elections 2012"|
The electoral silence means that every presidential campaign should remove all sort of campaigning and advertising including billboards, posters and banners.
|El Wafd Party in Boulaq Abu Ela|
|El-Sisi pyramids by Free Egyptians Party|
|In Batal street, Giza|
Here are photos from Shayfeencom“The Egyptian Association for Public’s observation” on twitter for some examples about that fake silence.
|Free Egyptians banner "Shayfeencom"|
|In Mostafa Mahmoud square "Ali Sakr"|
|The famous Hilton Ramses El-Sisi poster|
Of course when it comes to the empire of street vendors in Downtown Cairo and their patrons , it is not a big secret that those street vendors are left in certain areas in order to attack any opposition protest like the one that took yesterday.
Anyhow back to the scene in Cairo. To be honest it reminds with the Mubarak presidential elections with 2005. In fact many of the Pro-El-Sisi banners got that hypocrisy of NDP cronies.
By the way many of El-Sisi posters are now being stained by red paint as symbol of blood. To be honest I do not know whether the Muslim Brotherhood supporters or "Against You" Revolutionary youth movement behind it.
"Against You" is a new movement made of April 6 Youth Movement 'Both front' , Revolutionary way and Revolutionary Socialists along other movements with one goal to stand against El-Sisi.The movement is a start for a new opposition front against the Field Marshal. So far they depend on protesting stand and distributing flyers and painting flyers.
This is a live coverage for the elections on Monday.
And as we do not have an “usual” election in Egypt now especially that we know the results in advance , it seems that the people have not option except to vote otherwise they will be cursed bad traitors who should be insulted on TV , radio and newspapers.
Of course they should also vote for one candidate otherwise they would be also traitors who want to destroy the country !!
Officially the Muslim Brotherhood and its voting bloc from Islamist are going to boycott the presidential elections because they recognize Morsi as the legitimate president of Egypt. This is one of the biggest organized voting bloc in Egypt as well the oldest one. Their absence truly will leave it mark.
Second we got part of the revolutionary bloc decided to boycott these elections because it is considered a farce as we all know that Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is going to win the presidential elections and that it will be a return to the Muabrak’s regime. Among that bloc you will find April 6 Youth Movement whose founder is in jail and Strong Egypt Party as well some Pro-ElBaradei supporters and many anarchists.
And we got El-Sisi telling the public in his last interview that he wanted 40 million voters to head to the polling stations. “The eligible voters in Egypt are nearly 54 million”
Now the mainstream media is attacking those who decided to boycott madly.
We got an actor like Mohamed Sobhy saying that the boycotters were traitors , yes traitors. We got bunch of Sheikhs telling that Prophet Mohamed “PBUH” prohibited people from boycotting and do not ask me how !!
In nutshell the regime is worried from the turnout to be less than the Presidential elections in 2012. They know that the Pro-ElSisi supporters are not enough for real to amaze and impress the world as well to give a legitimacy avec a new mandate to El-Sisi to do whatever they want.
The regime also knows that when the youth boycotted the last Constitution referendum last year it was one hell of a message.
I feel pity for that media because in this race , everyone has made his and her mind already so I do know which segment the mainstream media is addressing its talk to !? I do not think the Pro-Islamists will listen to them. The Revolutionary youth also do not trust or listen to this media. Their main audience is going to vote for El-Sisi so what now !!
By the way those who accuse people in their loyalty to their country and their religious beliefs will taste one day their own poison I am afraid.
By the way you will find photos of celebs here like Labala , Ahmed El-Sakka and Hassan Shehata. I took very nice shots this time despite these elections are not interesting like the previous ones.
|Labala with our soldiers|
I am too tired, I will get some sleep.
And here is the second day of the Egyptian Presidential elections. Officially a national holiday , the government and the Pro El-Sisi supporters as well El-Sisi campaign hoping that the turnout increases and 40 million go and vote like the Field Marshal wished for !!
Here is a the live coverage of the day , I may go and vote for Hamdeen Sabahi “I will explain why later” insh Allah and have another tour in the polling stations to say how the turnout today.
“El Bernmag” Crew , MBC Misr and DW Arabic announce that the TV show will not return to the screen next Friday and Saturday “30 and 30 June 2014” as it was previously announced. The two channels and the crew apologize to the audience. There will beexplanation in the upcoming days.
Updated on 29 May :
A Saudi journalist told Sada El-Balad TV channel with all pride that King Abdullah of KSA himself interfere to suspend Bassem Youssef's show because he did not accept any insult to the Egyptian army.
Khaled El-Marshay , the Saudi Journalist added that Youssef would not return to MBC again.
To vote for Hamdeen or to nullify my vote or to boycott the whole process. This is what I had been thinking about for many weeks. I know it is a farce just like the days of Mubarak but I used to vote during Mubarak’s era and said NO.
It is not about giving legitimacy to a certain regime through the ballot box but it is more about that feeling that someone will open your ballot paper within thousands of Yes Papers and find the big NO.
Despite I believe it is a farce I felt that I have to vote because honestly I do not want El-Sisi to win by 99% of the votes or even 90%. If he wins 70% “He won’t” , this can help the revolutionary opposition to stand and to rebuild itself politically. The Pro-Mubarak/Pro-ElSisi supporters are always repeating that the size of the opposition will be determined by the percentage Sabahi gets in the elections.
One must try all routes and ways for change. I want to be from the very few that did not choose El-Sisi in the elections in the ballot box despite all the media brainwashing since last July 2013. Why I did not choose El-Sisi , well I think you should my previous posts in the blog to know why.
Now after the Presidential Elections Commission’s decision to extend the elections for an extra day , I feel angry. We know that El-Sisi is dying to increase the turnout in order to make equal or near the one Morsi/Shafik elections scored “51.%” but in vain with three major blocs absent from the scene : The Islamist bloc , The Youth bloc , The Sofa bloc “The apolitical class of people who watch what is going while sitting on its Sofa”.
I voted on Tuesday. Now my experience in voting was quick. The polling station was empty at 2 PM as it was extremely.Couple of middle age/middle class ladies were there along one middle age man was there casting their votes. It took couple of minutes. It did not feel like previous elections for real.
I write this now when me and others are calling Sabahi to withdraw from the elections. It is a play , we know that for sure but it is getting sillier and sillier each minute. He will continue in playing his role till the end as it seems despite the Popular Front Current Youth and the Revolutionary Youth are begging him to withdraw.
And as you can see in the picture , I got a pinky finger.
Here is a live coverage for the third of the Egyptian elections , I know it is late but let’s be clear here polling stations are empty in the morning because people work and it is extremely hot.
Anyhow here is the live coverage.
Like all the military presidents of Egypt he scored over 96% according to the unofficial results published on Ahram Online. Exactly he scored 96.9% while his rival Hamdeen Sabahi achieved 3.1%. We expected this victory. The Field Marshal is a president elect now. Of course he will be declared official as president next 5 June “what a date” by PEC.
Military and the 90s percent … a love story since the 1960s in Egypt.
Needless to say many got question marks about this massive victory after extending the presidential elections one extra day. Everybody expected el-Sisi’s victory but not massively victory in this way especially when it comes to the turnout when we all witness first hand the polling stations in the . It is all about the turnout , for God’s sake Hala’ib polling station allegedly 40% of the voters showed up !!
Sabahi’s campaign is going to hold a press conference this afternoon. The EU observation commission held a press conference where it cleared stated the mainstream media was biased to El-Sisi and that free elections do not mean fair. They also hinted out that the Presidential elections in Egypt were following the Egyptian Constitution not the international standards though.
Mainstream media is over the moon where TV hosts are filmed dancing celebrating the victory of El-Sisi gloating at January 25th revolution and declaring its death at the same time wondering why the NDP does not come back !!
There are still lots of calculations and tables as well graphs to be done and I have a bloody headache.
Here is a short , very short video clip I made during my tour in the polling stations early Monday morning.
I edited it on YouTube editor because my laptop is dying and can not edit anymore video clips let alone HD videos.
As you can see there was high turnout of elderly and middle age men as well women in the early hours of the first day of the Egyptian presidential elections.
Here is my coverage of the first day , second day and third day as the photos I took in the first two days of the elections.
The official results will be announced either on 3 or 4 June instead of 5 June as it was first declared because it would be a very bad omen to declare the victory of Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on the anniversary of Egypt’s worst military defeat in the 20th century aka 5 June aka the 1967 the Six Days War. This post will be updated as soon as PEC announces the final results next week.
The sources of the unofficial presidential elections 2014’s results are declared by PEC are : Galal Amer , Ahram Online and Reuters’ Aswat Masriya.The source of the official presidential elections 2012 results are PEC.
First the unofficial results of the presidential elections 2014According to the amazing Galal Amer who is very picky in his calculations El-Sisi is president elected by 92.8% of the votes.
Here is the unofficial result of elections by numbers.
Second The biggest winner actually is the spoilt votesWell I am working on a post dedicated to the spoilt votes and the boycotters because they are the biggest winners in this elections. As you can see there is an increase in the number of spoilt votes in two years.
Third From a wining horse in 2012 to a loser in 2014.Hamdeen Sabahi is a big loser according to numbers in this race. More people spoiled their votes than those who voted him.
He lost a lot of votes with in 2 years when he was being looked as the Non-Islamist Presidential material potential.
Here is a detailed chart with Sabahi’s votes of governorates in 2012 “Presidential elections’ first stage” 2012 and 2014 Presidential elections. He was the wining horse of 2012 but in 2014 he lost.
Fourth Two Presidential elections in two years.Here are detailed charts with both governorates’ results in 2012 and 2014. You click on the chart , it is interactive and you will see the data of each candidate when you click on the circle besides his name.
We had a real interesting race in 2012 for real whether you like it or not. This massive majority is alarming.
Important remarkI know that there are results , unofficial results with lower turnout “7%”finding their way online but I am afraid I can not trust these results because unlike 2012 both sides of political turmoil in Egypt are professional liars. For the time being I will stick to the semi-official results.
Already truth is lost as usual in Egypt still in this race there is important fact nobody denies but rather ignores many people are losing faith in the electoral system and here I am speaking about those boycotted the elections as well those spoiled their votes. If I am not mistaken. I believe we will get even much worse numbers in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
This won’t be good. This is what Mubarak’s regime relied on.
By the way I would be very thankful if you show love and share this post beside you imagine the time I spent in doing it.
Ousted Mubarak was convicted of embezzling public funds in the “Egyptian Presidency palaces” case along his two sons Gamal and Alaa Mubarak.
To know more about this case “The case of Egyptian Presidency’s palaces” , I urge you to read this fantastic investigative by report made by Hossam Bahgat“Arabic version” in Mada Masr and spread it as well. Bahgat included in his amazing report a copy from the Mubaraks’ purchases in that case. By the way mainstream media in Egypt ignored this important report except Youm 7 which plagiarized it !!
Officially Mubarak is the first president of Egypt to be convicted of such crime and will be the first living ex-president of Egypt to be officially imprisoned.
Mubarak is currently standing the re-trial of the killing of the protesters in the early 18 days of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. It is likely that he will be acquitted.
Personally I believe this man should stand a trial for destroying Egypt politically , socially and economically. For 30 years this man had an opportunity to make out of Egypt something but in the end after 25 January revolution and what followed it , I believe that we need something like Noah’s flood to cleanse his regime, his media as well his cartoonish opposition in order to start clean, to start building a true modern civil state.
His regime left him as expected and is kneeling down to the new pharaoh who is building its new regime.
Here is a video from Pro-Mubarak regime channel “Sada El-Balad” showing him and his son in the cage. I wonder if “Sada El-Balad” TV hosts are going to be mad because of this scene or there is a new master , a new idol they busy showing their loyalty now.
By the way I do not think that Mubarak has been transferred to Tora Prison complex like his his sons or he is still enjoying the five stars treatment of Maadi military hospital.
|The end of the show|
Yup Egypt’s first and best satire TV show has been suspended as expected.
The international award winning TV host announced in press conference today that the TV show would be suspended on MBC Misr because of pressures. He could have reduced but the tempo but he and his team refused.
He also refused to transfer the show outside Egypt or even to air on foreign channel.
“I am tired of being worried on my family and my safety” He said thanking MBC Misr wondering what made some in Egypt fear a satire show like that.
Needless to say the pressures he spoke about are the pressure of Saudi Arabia on MBC Group as well the Egyptian state , after all Saudi Arabia and allegedly King Abdullah of KSA interfered him to stop the so-called insults against the Egyptian army. I do not think that King Abdullah watches “ElBernmag” and you do not need to guess that he got some calls from angry people in Cairo.
Well we will not forget this for King Abdullah and MBC.
MBC Misr has got now Akram El-Hosny’s silly sarcastic show instead of Bassem. El-Hosny who is El-Sisi’s supporter and all the supporters of the Field Marshal like his conservative tamed comedy.
Let’s be clear here , the new elected president is a conservative military man whose sense of humor is a classical one and his new entourage is scared that he would be only mocked. They fear that Youssef would mock him like Morsi breaking that idolism he gained.
You know when Jon Stewart was in Cairo and appeared on Bassem’s show , I think he said a very amazing fact “ The regime that fears or fights a joke , is not actually true regime”
It is true , in fact that regime would be the real joke.
Just last year Youssef was boasting in Dubai media forum that Egypt had then the biggest freedom of expression in the Arab world. I think it was too fast. Every thing we earned by blood in 2011 is taken.
Needless to say this did not happen during Morsi’s presidential term , hell another uprising would have taken place if Youssef’s show was suspended like that.
I am angry , sorry furious.
Now when I think about the January 25th revolution icons I found the following : Mohamed ElBaradei is in Vienna and will teach law in some US university , Wael Ghonim has started a new career in Google ventures , Ahmed Maher and Mahienour El-Masry are in Jail for illegal protesting along couple of names that played a role in the 18 days , another group of activists have been tarnished with accusations of treasons and illegal private calls on TV channels , official laws against protesting as well laws that allow security force to monitor and spy on social media’s networks and accounts.
Of course now we got no more Bassem Youssef along with all the Pro-revolutionary TV hosts and columnists like Reem Mageud and Balel Fadel.
At the same time El-Koba Palace is ready for a legendary presidential inauguration for El-Sisi next Sunday where not less than 35 president and king including Russia’s Putin are invited for a big gala. I bet there will be an air show in the sky.
Anyhow I am optimistic , I have to keep that dream we had on Jan25 and to believe that Bassem Youssef and his amazing team will be back to expose the media bias and hypocrisy sooner and not later.
Thank you Bassem Youssef and El-Bernmag team for making history in Egyptian media for real and thanking for exposing Arab regimes as a true joke.
There is no surprise here.
According to PEC the following are the official results and numbers
|A photo before the speech|
Cables are coming from the Arab countries , KSA is first of course followed by UAE. KSA is calling for an international economic conference to aid Egypt economically, I wonder if Hamdeen Sabahi won , would the Kingdom call for such conference !?
The newly elected president addressed the Nation shortly after the result in a recorded video message saluting the people , the police and the army as well his rival Sabbahi. El-Sisi praised the glorious Jan25 Revolution which his supporters curse day and night. He also told Egyptians to work to rebuild Egypt.