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Monday, September 12, 2005

Voices of Dissent

"Legally speaking, we cannot question Mubarak’s win but the humble 23 percent turnout does undermine the regime’s legitimacy."

"They had not bothered to cast the ballot believing the results were settled in advance even if it is the first multi-candidate polls in Egyptian history."
- Hassan Nafaa, a professor of Political Sciences in Cairo University.
"This can not be called a victory."

"It’s really alarming that the middle class, the locomotive of Egyptian society, has shunned the election, which poses a major challenge to Mubarak in his new term."

Those who voted for Mubarak were largely civil servants and farmers "who live under the control of the state apparatuses."
- Mohammad Al-Sayed Saeed, the deputy director of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

From IslamOnline

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