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Egypt´s Mursi calls
elections beginning April 27

Reuters, by Marwa Awad & Yasmine Saleh

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/23/2013 1:48:56 PM

Cairo - President Mohamed Mursi on Thursday called parliamentary elections that will begin on April 27 and finish in late June, a four-stage vote that the Islamist leader hopes will conclude Egypt´s turbulent transition to democracy. The vote will take place in a country deeply divided between Islamist parties that have come out on top in all elections held since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011 and more secular-minded opposition parties that have struggled (Snip) With Egypt so polarized, the stakes are high for the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Here we go again. Now, with Mursi and his Sharia led Muslim Brotherhood stacking the deck in their favor earlier by "passing" a new constitution that only benefits them, all Hell may break loose with this election. Add to the fuel that SOS Kerry is headed in that direction this week. We´ll see how "transparent" a liar he has become with 0bama.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 2/23/2013 2:17:00 PM     (No. 9192605)

Morsi might not be in power by the end of April.

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