Skip to comments.Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt constitution vote amid fraud allegations
Posted on 12/23/2012 8:04:45 AM PST by Hojczyk
Egypt's new Sharia-based constitution has been approved in a second round of voting, the ruling Muslim Brotherhood party said. The country's opposition leveled accusations of fraud, saying it will appeal the referendum results.
The new charter was approved by 64 percent of Egyptian voters in a resounding victory, state news agency al-Ahram reported on Sunday. The preliminary tallies were calculated from reports by polling station officials. Egypt's election committee will confirm the final results on Monday.
Egypt's main opposition party the National Salvation Front (NSF) announced Sunday it will appeal the results of the referendum. NSF members alleged there were multiple instances of fraud and violations during the voting process.
The referendum is not the end of the road. It is only one battle, the NSFs Abdel Ghaffer Shokr said, pledging to continue the fight for the Egyptian people.
The opposition has asked the electoral commission to investigate the irregularities before the vote's official results are announced on Monday.
Theyve seen a number of instances of possible vote rigging, including unsupervised polling stations, missing ballot papers, stuffed ballot boxes, Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew told RT. There were also reports of Salafist groups at polling stations coercing people into voting 'yes' on the new document, Trew said. The opposition also criticized the first round of voting last Saturday, citing various incidents of fraud that have yet to be investigated.
The Egyptian opposition remains fiercely opposed to the new constitution, which was authored up by the Islamist-dominated Constituent Assembly. Opposition activists argue that the charter, which is based on Sharia law, is an affront to the values of the revolution that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak last year, and that it marginalizes Egypt's minority groups.
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..sorta like the US
This should workout well for Christians and women.
He should come out like Bush and announce ‘mission accomplished’. He’s done exactly what Carter did years ago, created another Iran. How’s that working out? Don’t they ever learn anything from history, or were the libs all too busy smoking pot and pretending to be intellectuals?
Since Egypt is about 90% Sunni Muslim, it should be expected that put to a vote they would vote for an Islamic Government.
Those that would oppose it would be Infidels and Infidel supporters.
It will be easy for the fundamental Muslims to identify the Infidels and deal harshly with them.
The traitors in their Muslim ranks will be sorted out later, after the Infidels are dispatched. - Tom
sorta? There is a huge common thread...obama... the guy who made it happen for himself and the muslim brotherhood!
America needs to wake up.
We had 9-11 and now we have been stealthed with a MUSLIM president who is also a marxist.
Talk about useful fools.
“The Arab Spring” aka “Springtime For Hitler.”
You make a point that’s pretty obvious, but is appreciated only by the Islamists. The Left , AND the Islamists will always point to this as “democracy”, and who can deny a “democratic movement”? The call what they have a “Charter”, and that is a counterfeit “magic word”, even though their Charter is nothing like our Constitution or that of any
“democracy” in the West. Then again, our own Constitution is under seige from Obama and the Left, and we may be living through a historic phase where the whole idea and meaning of a “Constitution” and what “constitutes” it, is permanently under assault and aggressive challenge.
These are Muslims, and they should not be interested in any form of Infidel Governance, like democracies, or republics or Christian ideas of what is right and wrong.
We should realize this, and not expect Muslims to act like us.
If there are enough Infidels, or Infidel collaborators ,or minority Shias in a country, you might have a different result.-Tom