Egypt: Ikhwan at the Crossroads

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An Article on the situation in Egypt after the Referendum written by Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement for a Just World

Egyptian opposition parties and their supporters should accept the results of the 15 December Referendum on the new Egyptian Constitution. They have not been able to provide solid evidence of systemic cheating or massive manipulation of the referendum by the Mohamed Morsi government, as they had alleged earlier. Analysts, inside and outside Egypt, have made this observation.

In fact, 64% of those who voted, endorsed the new Egyptian Constitution. True, only 32% of the registered voters exercised their right. But that in itself is not an argument against the validity of the poll. In some Western democracies, the voter turn-out is lower and yet no one questions the outcome of their referenda or elections.

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