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Minerva’s owl flies at dusk: A quick reading of Egypt’s presidential vote

Posted by seumasach on May 30, 2012

The nightmare scenario has come to be, yet there is much more to the first round of the Egyptian presidential elections than meets the eye

Hani Shukrallah

Ahram

28th May, 2012

For many Egyptians it is the worst case scenario. Coming to work this morning my cab driver is seething: “They’re as bad as each other, I won’t be voting,” he pledged, referring to the final runoff election between the two front-runners, due to take place in mid-June. He lamented the relatively slim-margin defeat of leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi, “he got Cairo and Alexandria and, God bless the Prophet, Port Said.”

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