Isla­mis­te­nes store seier var et resul­tat av mas­siv valg­svin­del. De mili­tære har inn­gått en alli­anse med isla­mis­tene, og øns­ker å bruke isla­mis­tene som brekk­stang over­for Ves­ten.

Det er de tapende par­ti­ene som peker på alle ure­gel­mes­sig­he­tene. De er anmeldt, men ikke tatt til følge. Daniel Pipes og Cynt­hia Fara­hat skri­ver dette i en artik­kel i Natio­nal Review.

The Free Egyp­ti­ans Party, Egypt’s lead­ing clas­sic-libe­ral poli­ti­cal party, announ­ced on January 10 that it had filed more than 500 com­pla­ints about Lower House elections “but no legal action was taken” in response. The party pul­led out of forthcoming Upper House elections because “vio­la­tors are awar­ded with electo­ral gains and those abi­ding by the laws are punis­hed” and cal­led for their can­cel­la­tion.

Moha­med ElBa­radei, for­mer direc­tor gene­ral of the Inter­na­tio­nal Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wit­hd­rew his can­di­dacy for pre­si­dent on January 14 because of his per­cep­tion of rigged elections: “My con­science,” he announ­ced, “does not permit me to run for the pre­si­dency or any other offi­cial position unless it is wit­hin a real democra­tic sys­tem.”

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Six par­lia­men­tary can­di­dates filed offi­cial com­pla­ints against a range of offi­ci­als and demanded that the elections be annul­led and redone, reports the new­spa­per El-Badil in its January 10 edition. One of the can­di­dates, a Wafd Party can­di­date named Ibra­him Kamel, explai­ned how he acqui­red govern­ment docu­ments indi­ca­ting that fewer than 40 mil­lion Egyp­ti­ans were eli­gible to vote, while the cur­rent elections inclu­ded 52 mil­lion voters, imply­ing 12 mil­lion frau­du­lent bal­lots. This increase was achie­ved, he said, by taking the names and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­bers of legi­ti­mate voters and dup­li­ca­ting them between two and 32 times in other electo­ral precincts. 

Human Rights Watch anbe­falte nylig at Ves­ten viser god­vilje og tror på isla­mis­te­nes demo­kra­tiske vilje og i det minste støt­ter de mest reform­venn­lige.

Norske medier har ikke stilt spørs­mål ved opp­slut­nin­gen, selv om man før val­get anslo at Bror­ska­pet ikke vil få mer enn 20–30 pro­sent.

Her kom­mer et nytt sala­fis­tisk parti og vin­ner 25 %. Hvor­dan er det mulig? spør Pipes og Fara­hat.

NRK har kom­men­tert at isla­mis­tene er opp­tatt av å skape sta­bi­li­tet og respek­tere freds­av­ta­len med Egypt.

Reports indi­cate that Isla­mists and the mili­tary are wor­king smoothly together on such key mat­ters as mili­tary auto­nomy and amen­ding the 1971 con­sti­tu­tion. Their coope­ra­tion makes sense, for Isla­mists seek Mus­lim unity so as to focus full atten­tion on the infi­del enemy (espec­ially Jews and Chris­ti­ans).

Where are the cyni­cal jour­na­lists cas­ting doubt on the Sala­fis coming from now­here to win 28 per­cent of the vote? Why do hard-boi­led ana­lysts, who see right through rigged elections in Rus­sia and Syria, fall for “the biggest crime of fraud in Egyp­tian his­tory”? Per­haps because they give Cairo a break on account of its having coope­ra­ted with Western powers for nearly 40 years; or per­haps because Tan­tawi rigs more con­vin­cingly.

Don’t Ignore Electo­ral Fraud in Egypt 
Egypt’s Lower House election is a sham of the mili­tary lea­dership.

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