Here’s what’s happening in Egypt right now!
May 28, 2012
The top two presidential candidates were voted on in Egypt Friday May 25. Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi came in first place. The second place position was officially announced as former Egyptian Air Force Commander and Mubarak Administration Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, although this is being contested by the third place candidate, Hamdeen Sabahi.
Well known opposition leader, revolutionary, and socialist activist Hamdeen Sabahi is the leader of the Dignity Party, although he has been running his presidential campaign as an independent. Sabahi is appealing the results of the election which he claims are illegitimate. He has pointed to documented violations and irregularities connected to Ahmed Shafik and others to gain illegitimate “democratic support” by controlling the votes of hundreds of thousands of police and army men.
Recently Sabahi was asked if he would accept the position of vice president. He responded by saying that it would be much more honorable to join opposition ranks and continue the revolution. Regardless of the results of his appeal, Sabahi isn’t done fighting.