Report Suggests Ahmed Shafiq To Be Declared Egypt’s President
If true, this will be yet another seismic event, and one that will this time be the catalyst to ferment the chaos of Cairo. If the seeds of yet another revolution begin to sprout it’ll be interesting to see how Egypt’s military responds, not to mention what America’s pro-Islamist Obama Administration and Islamic states such as Turkey and Iran have to say …
Isaiah 19:2-3a, “‘I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian–brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing …’”
According to a report on the website of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, Western diplomats in Cairo also said they have heard similar predictions from Cabinet members over the last three days.
A source in the current government told the newspaper that Shafiq will be declared the winner with 50.7 percent of the vote.
Sources at the Presidential Electoral Commission would not confirm to the claims of a Shafiq win.
Shafiq, who was deposed President Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, repeated on Thursday his claim of victory in weekend runoff elections.
He accused the Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate ran against him, of ‘playing games’ to put pressure on election authorities before announcement of the official results. He also accused the group of striking ‘backdoor deals’ with outside powers to sway the results and urged world capitals not to interfere.
The Brotherhood also declared soon after the election that its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, had won.” Read more.
Egypt’s Ruling Military Warns Muslim Brotherhood – “The stand-off between Egypt’s military and the Muslim Brotherhood escalated on Friday as the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces accused the country’s largest political party of raising tensions by claiming victory in last week’s presidential election ahead of the official result, which is still pending. In a televised statement issued as tens of thousands of Brotherhood protesters poured into Tahrir Square in central Cairo, SCAF warned that the military and police would respond ‘firmly’ to attempts to ‘harm public and private interests’. The Muslim Brotherhood is convinced that its candidate, Mohamed Morsi, won but fear that the military intends to hand victory to his rival, Ahmed Shafiq …” Read more.
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Issues Warning To Generals, ‘We Won’t Accept This Any More’ – “The Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to face down Egypt’s ruling generals in a ‘life or death’ struggle over the country’s political future, after declaring that its candidate had won the presidential election and would refuse to accept the junta’s last-ditch attempts to engineer a constitutional coup… the Brotherhood deployed its harshest language yet against the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), promising to bring millions of Egyptians back on to the streets if attempts to rebuild the old regime continued. ‘Over the past 18 months we were very keen to avoid any clashes or confrontations with other components of Egypt’s political system because we felt that it would have negative consequences for the democratic system and for society as a whole,’ said Fatema AbouZeid …” Read more.