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article imageIn Egypt supporters of Morsi protest el-Sisi's electoral victory

By Paul Iddon     May 31, 2014 in Politics
Partisans of Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhoods former ousted president, have protested the overwhelming electoral victory of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The man who led the army's ousting of Mr. Morsi last July.
Daily Star Lebanon informs us that that several rallies were held with Morsi supporters shouting chants and slogans directed at military and police.
Human chains were assembled in Suez and Alexandria among other places.
Poll results indicate that el-Sisi won the presidential election, against only a single contender, with 96.7% of the vote.
These Morsi supporters say, among other things, that the ousting of Morsi was a "military coup." Supporters of Mr. Sisi however insist that it was a "military-backed revolution" since popular discontent with Morsi's policies was leading Egyptians to protest his presidency and accompanying policies.
Morsi is presently on trial, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood – Mohamed Badie – has been sentenced to death along with many other members of the banned Brotherhood.
Voice of America also reported that Egypt's interim president has recently revoked amnesties Morsi granted to 52 individuals.
Egypt's state news agency MENA said that Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour, cancelled these amnesties due to the fact that some of these individuals have been "implicated in crimes of killing and terrorizing innocent citizens."
Meanwhile, as World Bulletin informs us, Sisi's only contender of the presidency, the leftist Hamdeen Sabahi, is going to complain about electoral "violations".
He was gracious in defeat and said he would respect the will of the people. However he said the preliminary poll results "insult the intelligence of the Egyptian people."
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