Egypt's Sisi wins election, faces economic challenges

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Tiu wrote:

Plus, plus, PLUS good double-speak. Great article Winston.

May 28, 2014 9:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mohamedmohsen wrote:

I am not sure what this piece tries to imply. Mursi was pushed by the people of Egypt, after 1) preventing constitution court from delivering a verdict against the biased panel 80% brotherhood re-right constitution 2) altered the law and constitution to make himself a God 3) push all Egyptians out and installed brotherhood all over.
As for low votes if you count the last Free election votes of the earlier one that made mursi president by a hair …. there is only about a million votes missing … that is probably the people that are possibly mursi side. So please dont use salt and pepper in the article, just study the case from any non brotherhood person. thank you for your homework

May 29, 2014 6:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Finjus wrote:

I hope Sisi does the right thing in Egypt.

May 29, 2014 7:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
OnTheGround wrote:

With a certain amount of stability thanks to the election, Egypt can start to put together what works for ordinary people. Buying into the corporate/consumer-driven oligarchy is not the direction to take. Here are three suggestions. First, I would suggest creating a technical school education system that focuses on creating self-employed plumbers, electricians, masons, and repair and maintenance workers. Second, I would suggest providing assistance to subsistence farmers through something like the rural county extension service system in the U.S. Staying away from GMO crops is a must – in the long run GMO products ruin the soil and only provide profits to the corporate seed developers. And thirdly, it is extremely important to enforce the current Egyptian law banning female circumcision, and replace it with a coming-of-age ceremony that provides income to those formerly engaged in this practice. This is a critical step for bringing into balance the jalal and jamal energy of the culture.

May 29, 2014 11:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

since sisi couldn’t stamp out the insurgency in the Sinai…id rate his last job performance as poor…now, he has a much higher job…my suggestion to he, is take off those sunglasses, see what is important to your people, think , then act, then finish and accomplish…based on your performance so far, this will not be easy…but you are certainly smart enough to become a great leader, if you choose to work hard, be honest and put your people before your own immense ego…I wish you well

May 29, 2014 1:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ricrosban wrote:

“The United States, Egypt’s ally in the West, has yet to comment on Sisi’s victory.”….Hum…The US again sending mixed signals…well, actually not. It has supported “The Arab Spring” which has left the Brotherhood in power in those Countries; but yet it says it’s helming “The war against terror”. We’ve become an embarrassment to The World; no wonder everybody hates us. Come on Obummer get your act straight!!!

May 29, 2014 2:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eassa wrote:

Please keep in mind that in 2012 Mr. Morsi received about 13 million votes in the runoff election against Mr. Shafik. Mr. El-Sisy received over 23 million votes. This is 10 million or 77% more votes than Mr. Morsi. I believe he got his mandate.

The turnout in 2012 was 51% in a highly contested election compared to 46% in 2014. The difference can be attributed to many factors such as some who are against a military man on principle in addition to the apathetic who felt that Mr. El-Sissy was a shoo-in and their vote was not necessary for him to win.

May 29, 2014 6:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

I suspect that the Egyptian Armed Forces will give General Sisi all the legitimacy that he needs to control Egypt. Superior firepower usually provides a compelling argument especially if it follows the failure of democracy, religious tolerance, freedom of speech, human rights, women’s rights, gay rights, and any other rights that the West wants to impose on Egyptians whether they want them or not. We paid these people bribes for decades, and they insisted on doing things THEIR way despite OUR superior knowledge of the things that should make the entire world a peaceful and happy place. Just look at Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya for the success of our ideas!

May 29, 2014 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
longtail wrote:

Did you ever notice that, in elections in the middle east, there is never more than one candidate? I don’t think they really grasp democracy.

May 29, 2014 8:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

May 31, 2014 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

May 31, 2014 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

May 31, 2014 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

May 31, 2014 1:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

May 31, 2014 1:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KINGISKING wrote:

If the General thinks he would leak the boots of USA and US would pay off the amount of Egypt’s burden of 19 billion finance required to run the country would be wrong to think. It is only possible for Russia his illegitimate father the bloody Muslim Blood thirst devil .
The General went threatening US. Now is the time to ask his illegitimate father to give him that amount US must not become gracious and show its Magnanimity to an idiot, who picked up the guts to misbehave the way he did and went to Russia leaving the friendly country that always stood with Egypt in all time till recently.
The overconfident idiot General has to bow down to the majority public demand and go on permanent retirement or face the future days as “Feraoon” in this very land faced The GOD’S wreath. Non, West and EU should not help until a fresh fair election is held because helping him would carry a wrong message to Egypt’s general public which would be very detrimental for any country helping this idiot..
Any country trying to help this genocide committal General would rejected as a friendly country forever by the people of Egypt. This General is a cold-blooded murderer who kept detained innocent Journalists without any charge of having committed any offense, which is torturing tantamount to committal of crime against humanity. The General cannot be exonerated from being a genocide committal criminal and has to face ICC trail without any question and delay he should be immediately arrested and detained at Hague so that proper impartial investigation can be carried out any interference.

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