Bolitics: Congratulations! Egyptians Exercise Their First Act Of Democracy Today As They Vote On Constitutional Changes

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, Congratulations, For Discussion

It’s been a long, bloody time coming but the people of Egypt officially have their “free” now.

CAIRO — Eager for their first taste of a free vote in decades, Egyptians formed long lines outside polling centers on Saturday to cast their ballots on a package of constitutional amendments sponsored by the ruling military.

The nationwide referendum is the first major test of the country’s transition to democracy after a popular uprising overthrew President Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian rule on Feb. 11.

Voters were being asked to cast ballots to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the entire package of nine changes.
Preliminary results will be announced Sunday.

A “yes” vote would allow parliamentary and presidential elections to be held later this year or early in the next. A “no” vote could force the military to extend the six-month deadline it has set for the handover of power to an elected civilian government.

“My vote today will make a difference. It’s as simple as that,” first-time voter Hossam Bishay, 48, said as he waited in line with about 300 others outside a polling center in Cairo’s upscale Zamalek district.
The center was guarded by six police officers and one from the army.

Reports say that some people think that this vote is a little premature and the country hasn’t formed a suitable governing body. But the fact that they can even express this concern is a sign that democracy is prevailing. Praise be to Allah…

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  • Sa.s.sy24

    Good for the people of egypt

    First

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  • Juliemango

    Welcome to democratic voting Egypt next comes all the criticisms!!!

  • REAL REAL TALK

    LOOK DONT GET MAD AT ME BUT NOTHING GOING TO CHANGE,LETS BE REAL HERE THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WILL GAIN SOMETHING OUTTA OF THIS IS THE UNITED STATES FOR STARTING THIS S?HIT IN THE FIRST PLACE LETS BE REAL???

    REAL REAL WHITE HOUSE TALK

  • DR.FUNK

    Hope it’s the beginning of wholesale positive change.Hope it spreads.Big ups.

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