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Egypt’s El-Sisi Wins 94% of Expat Votes: Officials

Although El-Sisi told Egyptians it could take “20 to 25 years to achieve true democracy”, with a failing economy, sporadic unrest and militant attacks, many voters in this country of 86 million people will settle for just stability than democracy.

It's certain now. Egypt’s former army chief, General Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is going to Egypt's next pharaoh
The next Pharaoh? Egypt’s Sisi set to cruise to election victory

By Press TV,

EGYPT’s election officials say former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won over 94 percent of the expat votes in the country’s presidential election.

On Wednesday, Egypt’s Supreme Presidential Election Commission confirmed that former army chief, el-Sisi, has won the majority of the expatriate votes in the country’s presidential election.

The commission confirmed Sisi’s landslide victory over his main rival, Hamdeen el-Sabahi, saying that Sisi has claimed over 94 percent of the expatriate votes.

The commission also announced that over 300,000 Egyptians cast their ballots at polling stations overseas. The expatriates were allowed to vote without prior registration.  Continue reading Egypt’s El-Sisi Wins 94% of Expat Votes: Officials

Jean Ping Lost AU Chairmanship to Dlamini-Zuma

The incompetent and flamboyant ex-Commissioner of the African Union – Jean Ping – is now history. It is simply gratifying and indeed a good omen seeing him left office with his head down.  We are expecting leadership form the new and first women Chairman of the AU Commission, Ms. Dlamini Zuma.

Jean Ping and his lame duck leadership of the AU has ended with his defeat. Alas!

By Reuters,

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma , South Africa’s minister of home affairs, was on Sunday elected as the first female head of the African Union Commission.

Ms Dlamini-Zuma, who received 37 votes in the last round of voting, needing 34 to win, defeated incumbent and rival Jean Ping of Gabon, who had headed the steering body of the 54-member organisation since 2008.

A failure by the AU to resolve the leadership contest between candidates from rival English- and French-speaking blocs at its summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, would have divided the continental body and undermined its credibility in the world.  Continue reading Jean Ping Lost AU Chairmanship to Dlamini-Zuma