Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Constitution Referendum 2014

And we have got another referendum for Constitution in less than 4 years. We are addicted to polling stations after decades of Mubarak rule !!
By the way Mubarak asked to vote in this referendum and he will say Yes too :)
Anyhow here are quick numbers about this constitution referendum 2014
  • The number of polling stations across the country is : 30,317 polling stations 
  • The number of judges supervising the polling stations all over the country : 16,000 Judges "10,000 substitute" 
  • The number of army forces participating in security of the polling stations "From Monday" across the country : More than 160,000 officer and solider. 
  • The number of police forces participating in the security of the polling stations : Allegedly more than 200,000
  • The number of eligible voters across the country : Nearly  53,423,485 citizens


  1. a sad day for egypt. I feel your sense of despair and hopelessness. but we all know that around 80% of the population will not be voting for this sham constitution. Somehow we have to work together and find a common denominator. The MB need to move toward the middle ground and others need to show an olive branch to the MB together we can beat the military but apart we are fodder for their guns and lies.

  2. Hello all, I'm from the US, and am for all people everywhere. I think the most important aspect of election from the standpoint of the people is respect of others, and of their opinion, although you may not agree with them. There is no place for bombers and killers in a democracy. Another issue is the free choice of the people. My feeling is that in Egypt in the last election, the people were not given a free choice of people they wanted to vote for. They wound up having a choice of the lesser of evils, the MB, and the military. And they decided to vote for the MB. They are unhappy now because they were not given a free choice, and are now violating a tenet, I think, of a democracy, that they elected a leader and now want to depose him. But this was because they were not given a free choice in the beginning ;by whoever selected the candidates, presumably the military, who knew what the result would be. The same thing happens in the US from my perspective. Establishment controlled the democratic (& republican) party, and in a "three way" debate of political candidates sponsored by big business, virtually excluded an anti establishment candidate, Mr. Edwards, (who later self? destructed). So the public were essentially barred from selecting an anti establishment candidate. So guess who rules ?

  3. It is now obvious that the primary threat to freedom comes right now from Sisi, not the Ikwan. The Ikwan are unlikely to take center stage soon but Sisi and the felool are aiming for total dominance and despotism. A revolutionary political force needs to be organized to challenge and ultimately defeat this disgusting fascism. People need a viable alternative, otherwise Mubarak's goons will just come back in full force.

    The Ikwan and their allies dominated the parliamentary vote, yet their grip faded. Sisi fascists may dominate the tightly choreographed constitutional vote, but they too will fall. If they face a real revolutionary challenger, they won't be able to hide their inner nature any more.

    A more united approach is needed. This would involve consolidating and focusing on a few parties rather than fight under very fragmented banners.

  4. “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin

    Egyptian young generation aspiration to be free is traded with security. They started the revolution but lost it first to Morsi and now to Mubarak. It is a kind of a tragic story to find Egypt back to where it started. I think Egypt need to say yes to the constitution but no to military government, no matter how popular Al Sisi is. It only takes another round of blood shade and another conflict in 5 or 10 years’ time to remove it. It will not alow transition to elected government. But it take now a big courage to go against the popular demand for security than freedom. Benjamin Franklin had already said it, those who trade their freedom for security they lose both.


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