June 25, 2012
The USA has got its candidate into power in Egypt.
The election turnout was 51%. Morsi thus got the support of about 25% of the electorate.
On 24 June 2012, in Nasr City in Cairo, tens of thousands of Egyptians chanted slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
On 24 June 2012, in Egypt, a group of secular, liberal and leftist politicians accused the USA of meddling on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Free Egyptians, the Tagammu, and the National Democratic Front held a news conference accusing the Brotherhood of trying to blackmail elections officials with street demonstrations.
They accuse the United States of trying to sway the results in favour of Islamists.
“We have to protect the revolution from those who want to hijack it,” said Osama el-Ghazali Harb of the Democratic Front.
“The rallies in the square reflect only lack of confidence, and an attempt to force the results in advance … Real democracy means the courage to accept defeat.”
Shafiq, who is opposed by the USA.
During the press conference, the liberals accused the United States of putting pressure on the ruling military council to hand power to the Brotherhood.
“We have seen the US forcing the military council to hand power to the Brotherhood,” Harb said.
Activist Mahmoud al-Allali said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “is giving directions and instructions, directly and sharply.”
Clinton has demanded that the military “support the democratic transition, to recede by turning over authority.”