Egypt Votes–So Who Won?

There were two days for the people of Egypt to vote for a president. Five men were running for the office and they ranged in ideology from fundamentalist Muslim to liberal secular Muslim. It appears the two leading candidates will be: Mohammed Morsi, of the Muslim Brotherhood sponsored Freedom and Justice Party. Coming in second to his 26% was Ahmed Shafiq, former prime minister under Mubarak who wound up with 23%. Left wing Hamdeen Sabahy received 20% and a fundamentalist candidate wound up with about 22%.

In other words, the Muslim Brotherhood and fundamentalists who received 70% of votes for Parliament apparently will gain less than 50% of votes cast for president. Most probably, Ahmed Shafiq will win the presidency and thus bring joy to the military and those  of the minority  Coptic Christian group who fear victory for fundamentalists.