The Egyptian government is proud to report there was an election. It is proud to report that someone won the election for president of the nation. In announcing his candidacy, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised that over 80% of the people in his nation would turn out in a free election and vote for him. The figures are in. About 47% of Egyptians voted. Many polling places never had anyone show up to vote even though people could be fined for not voting. The good news is that 96.1% voted for you know who–the general in charge of the army. I understand there are those who do not believe this was a free election and that General Sisi is no sissy and he will get angry.
On the bright side, there is no need for a run off because no one failed to get 50% of the vote.
On the bright side is the fact those in the Muslim Brotherhood will not receive a get-out-of-jail card.
On the bright side, General Sisi will not have to share any of the loot with any other than his fellow officers.
On the bright side Egypt will not change and poverty will continue. At least those in poverty know what tomorrow will bring– continued poverty!