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Islamist Morsi says he will be leader for all Egyptians

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Coming to Egypt soon - an Army Coup.

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I don't trust Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood. I feel sorry for the Christians of Egypt.

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an Army Coup

Actually, the Egyptian Army (Supreme Council of Armed Forces) is still very much in control of Egypt and this is unlikely to change in the near future, especially considering the election result.

We will preserve all international treaties and charters ... we come in peace,” Morsi said.

I hope this is true. It really would be a good thing for a truly elected Egyptian president to actually act in a responsible way.

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Are we Egyptians? No. The people of Egypt chose who they wanted, it is not right for us to say what is right or wrong if we are not the voters. If we truly believe that democracy is the best form of government, then we must believe in the people of Egypt and let them forge their own destiny. Let It be at that.

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it is not right for us to say what is right or wrong if we are not the voters.

Why not? Did something change and make having an opinion illegal?

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"a 51.8% turnout"

So 48.2% of eliible Egyptian voters couldn't be bothered to vote.

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T-Mack I wish it was that easy, but our support of democracy in the West comes with the expectations of safeguards, checks and balances, assurances that the majority won't discriminate against minorities, equal representation, respect for human rights, etc. It's not blind support for the word itself.

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Western democracy is democracy with conditions, basically. This is true, and this is the right way. Unfortunately for all the idealists out there, true democracy would probably destroy the world, simply because humans in general are too stupid to rule over themselves. As much as elitism is reviled, for good reason too, it is pretty much inarguable fact that the average person has nowhere near the required intelligence and wisdom to plan and make policies for a group of people larger than a small community.

Whether or not the Egyptians' choice is the right one can only be concluded after seeing what the new President does in his term. For now, optimists will hope he is the right one, while pessimists will brace for the worst, that's just the way it is.

I will personally hope for the best.

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America is 'cutting lost ' after they acknowledged their puppet Murbarak was sunk! Their gamble has lost and now they pretend innocent to avoid further frustrations against them lead to another 'Tehran US embassy crsis'! There was nothing known as democracies in the US egypt relationship but 'use and disposal' political mechanism

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Christian Native Egyptians being Coptic, Catholics and Jews are the natives of Egypt. They provide and have developed the economy and prior to the protests their economy was a 7%GDP yet a lot still face discrimination but they have a lot of power in the media, stock market, engineering sectors. This news is very bad news for a growing secular Egypt during Mubaraks time, no one knows the outcome of how this leader will lead the nation of Egypt. Only time will tell and a new protest will no doubt overthrow another dictator if it leads in the wrong direction of oppressing the people.

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T-mack if you saw the news from other sources, the brotherhood was trying to bribe people and rigg the election, there is an accounted 70% of missing votes also

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Like I said yesterday, he has been elected and must be given his chance. I even said that for F. Hollande, much as it pained me.

On the surface Mursi would seem to be making the right noises. He's educated, he has signalled a desire to honour the peace accords with Israel, he claims to want a moderate cabinet - and build bridges with the Copts and the other minorities that would have surely voted against him.

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@Madverts

Your right and I agree with you, the millitary did kick out any islamist trying to come in as MP's in the parliamaent and Mursi has also agreed he broke off from the brotherhood. Only time will tell.. the focus should always be on the economy, r&d, business and that is it, based on a secular ideals, which Mubarak did instill and so would have Shafiq. Only time will tell, but I can guarantee another uprising if the population is oppressed again..

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