The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “Egypt ‘narrowly BACKS‘ charter in first round” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/12/201212166936670169.html).
“The opposition National Salvation Front (NSF) coalition said in a statement that it WOULD NOT recognize unofficial results and would wait for a final tally after next week’s second round”.
“It reiterated its allegation that balloting had been “marred by IRREGULARITIES and VIOLATIONS“. The NSF seems to be GRASPING AT STRAWS here. This is legit, but the opposition can do NOTHING to change this. Morsy has his supporters just like ex-dictator/strongman HOSNI MUBARAK did.
According to Al Jazeera‘s Rory Challands, (reporting) in Cairo”, “What it means is that IT’S GOING TO BE QUITE DIFFICULT for the ‘no‘ campaign, the opposition, to turn things around from here and that’s because Cairo and Alexandria have both cast their ballots already in this first day of voting and it’s the RURAL areas of Egypt that are mainly left to vote in the second round”, “adding that the latter areas tend to GENERALLY SUPPORT the Muslim Brotherhood”.
“At least eight people were killed and several hundred injured in a series of clashes between the two camps (pro and anti-MORSY)”.
“Rights groups reported some abuses, such as polling stations opening late, officials TELLING PEOPLE to vote ‘yes‘, BRIBERY and INTIMIDATION“. Well, “telling people to vote ‘yes'” is also a form of “intimidation” or more accurately the latest/another example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: .
Finally, “To ensure security during the referendum, 120,000 troops were deployed to reinforce 130,000 police”.
We know for a fact that this constitution IS NOT popular among Egypt’s LIBERALS especially GIGI IBRAHIM (gsquare86) so once again THE BATTLE LINES HAVE BEEN DRAWN and AN UGLY CONFRONTATION MAY BE IMMINENT.