Ok I feel better know now to speak about the preliminary first stage result of the presidential elections after my emotional meltdown in the morning.
- When I look out to the results I found out 9 million Egyptians voted for the revolutionary candidates “Sabbahi , Abu El Fotouh and Ali” where 5 million Egyptians voted for Shafik out of 25 million voters participating in this round then the majority chose the revolution.
The biggest mistake that all people spoke about how having several candidates will divide the votes and yet we love to fall in to the trap while we see it in front of us !!
- Hamdeen Sabbahi is the big surprise of the presidential race this year considering the big leap he got and the fact he scored nearly one million vote in Cairo. Sabbahi’s campaign has been poor throughout the race but in the past two weeks it had a great push forward financially and publicly when Abu El Fotouh did not do well in the presidential debate. The Pro-revolutionaries who do not want to vote for Abu El Fotouh because he is an Islamist voted for Hamdeen.
Hamdeen Sabbahi according to the results we have is popular in the big cities.
- Abdel Moneim Abu El Fotouh is the big shock of the presidential race this year considering the diversity of his team that made the favorite moderate Islamist candidate for the open-minded liberals and leftists. Now the big betrayal came from the Salafist Al Nour Party and Salafist calling as most of the Salafists did not vote for Abu El Fotouh as I expected.
Personally I do not trust Al Nour Party or the Salafist calling Sheikhs as they are known with their past with the State security and knowing the religious thought differences between the Salafists and Abu El Fotouh I knew it was not genuine from their side. I know I should not accuse anyone but I think the Salafist calling announced its endorsement to Abu El Fotouh instead of Morsi to pull him down publicly and made him lose the Non Salafist liberal vote.
I do not accuse the Salafists , heavens forbid as they were much clearer and honest than their Sheikhs.
- Shafik is the big surprise in the race when all the eyes were fixed on Amr Moussa , I can’t ignore the role of the former NDPias whether in Nile Delta or in Upper nor I can ignore the role of some Christian religion men in scaring the Christians and making them vote to Shafik. It needs another big post.
I do not accuse the Christians of being responsible in electing Shafik like some did but I can’t ignore the sectarian factor that reminds me with the days of Mubarak, I can’t ignore it when there was Hamdeen Sabbahi , a non Islamist National candidate in the same ballot paper. Now it is turning in to a silly sectarian issue.
- Now the Muslim brotherhood is calling all the national powers in the country including presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel Moneim Abu El Fotouh for unity and negotiations tomorrow Saturday at 5 PM in their famous HQ in Moktam area in Cairo.
The Brotherhood is not in good position now in the elections as its leaders think and they need help in order to score presidency. The brotherhood or rather Khairat El Shater is ready to negotiate and to offer concessions related to the vice president position and coalition cabinet. “Oh yes I know what you think”
In a pragmatic way I will put these demands on the table for the Muslim brotherhood like that if they want my endorsement as political revolutionary power:
- Vice president Position
- Constituent assembly from outside the parliament
- Civilian state
- Coalition cabinet for real with non MB Prime minister with representation for all political power from left to right. Of course the cabinet issue is critical as SCAF will have a word at the time being in appointing the ministers of information , international cooperation, interior, foreign affairs and telecommunications. Still we can reach for a framework.
- Adopting Al Azhar document for human rights as constitution drafting guideline.
The MB got the parliament and now they will competing on the presidential post which means the legislative and executive authorities thus I think these demands are fair.
Of course bunch of revolutionaries presented a list of demands that actually related to the trials of the clashes that took place in the past year and half and the position of defense minister. I am sorry these demands do not reflect the real needs of the Egyptian people now and make them vote for Morsi.
I do not know if the political powers can reach to an agreement with MB as we have huge trust issue and bad experience. I can’t trust the MB anymore yet I know that they are in deep trouble. It is a matter of hours and we will know.