Egypt relieved as threat of democracy recedes

CAIRO: Egyptians were this morning breathing a sigh of relief following reports that the country had narrowly escaped a brush with democracy.

With news from Cairo confirming that an army general with a list of human rights abuses to his name had won an election with over 90 per cent of the vote, many were now looking forward to a renewed period of military-led democracy-free stability for Egypt.

“Sure, we’ve had an exciting few years,” said Tina Alamuddin, a supermarket worker in Alexandria. “But just like when you’ve been on holiday somewhere, it is nice to be back.”

“I did enjoy putting a tick in a little box,” added Ali Palais, a retired janitor in Cairo. “But knowing that there could be serious consequences should it put it in the wrong one gave me that warm, familiar feeling of old.”

4 Responses to Egypt relieved as threat of democracy recedes

  1. sherifazuhur May 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This claim shows the contempt that your publication has for millions of Egyptians who regard a transparent election to be just that. Would you say the same of the election in which Dwight Eisenhower came to office? Do you think all countries must bow down and worship the Muslim Brotherhood (promoted by Washington as moderate Islamists) just because you say so? That isn’t democracy. A country divided by two huge parties who care more about bashing each other than serving their constituents might not be the best model for democracy anyway.

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    • sheikh al sheikh sheikh May 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Maybe they should put the 10 per cent voted against him on mass trial in one go? They could give them all a mass death sentence in one go, and smash their previous world record. Surely a government that can break two world records like that is worth voting for. The Middle East needs a government that shows such ambition and dedication!

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  2. Brendon June 1, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Only Egypt would live with a tyranicaly dicator for 20odd years, get rid of him, vote a new lot in, get rid of them, vote a new lot in……..and so on, seriously what a fucked up country!

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  3. Winds of Change June 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    What a close shave. I think the other 54% who did not vote should be punished. This nearly set a disgraceful trend in Africa. Get back to the stable one man one vote in a one party State. This offers certainly and long term surety on the cul de sac of politics. Save a great deal of time and money too. A Win, Win, Win and always Winning situation. Roll on the African Renaissance

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