(after a tedious one-hour long introduction)…
latest election results:
- 51% voter turnout.
- 15,577,510 correct votes. 843,252 invalid votes (~5% of the votes).
- Shafiq: 12,347,380 (48.47%).
- Morsi: 13,230,131 (51.53%)
Keep in mind:
- Morsi gets a Presidency without a job description
- SCAF is still in charge
- Morsi only had ~24% of original vote. Shafiq less than that. Which means that ~75% of those who voted wanted neither of those men. — in other words, he (Morsi and the MB) know that they do not have the backing of the majority of the *people*.
- This latest vote is more of a vote against the establishment, than a vote for the MB
The revolution (or uprising, as some call it) continues. The struggle for democracy is long. And arguably the struggle for social justice equally long, if not longer. People are now empowered, feeling empowered. Now: to get rid of the military control (see: this article on SCAF)
And to remember, always, in Egypt and elsewhere: Democracy is a means to social justice – but not the end goal.