Miss Mabrouk of Egypt

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

A Satires Eye on Fake Elections

Since this made me smile, I'm obliged to share it with you. From ScrappleFace.

Fraud Charges Mar Egypt's Sham Election
by Scott Ott (2005-09-07)

-- Allegations of widespread fraud in unmonitored polling places threatened to mar the credibility of Egypt's sham presidential election today which pitted four-term President Hosni Mubarak against nine opponents whose actual names will be revealed to the public after the polls close.

As the Muslim nation's first contested presidential election charade wound to a close, opposition parties claimed that widespread voter intimidation tarnished the otherwise pre-engineered outcome.

"We had hoped that this phony election would continue Egypt's progress toward genuine artificial democracy," said one unnamed Mubarak opponent who opted for anonymity rather than imprisonment, "This sets a horrible precedent for other Arab nations who have taken the first, tentative steps toward the pretense of freedom."

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