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Interesting, very! :eek:

Trouble is, if anyone takes a good look into any of the candidates' history (Or present :rolleyes:) then they won't vote for any of them.........

Any way, it's a matter of days now before things start going a bit clear.........Or messy :ranger:
boycotting is always an electoral option, and one that's gaining ground given the dismal choice of candidates
 

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Color me not politically savvy, but what would be the benefit of a boycott?
It's not about benefits, it's about expressing one's views on the entire process and choice. A mass boycott would of course take legitimacy away from the final result, even if there was no fix/fraud.

On the other hand, if you vote for a candidate who stands no chance you could consider it a matter of principle but you might as well put your ballot paper in the waste bin. 12 candidates standing now, only a couple of them are real contenders.
 

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boycotting is always an electoral option, and one that's gaining ground given the dismal choice of candidates
There won't be better candidates unless we start the process of being a democratic country.

I believe that becoming a president in Egypt was never a dream for any Egyptian and no one in Egypt was raised or was taught enough to be a president.

Everyone of them wants to change Egypt's character because there are no guidelines set for this position. And since there's no constitution, their chance to remodel is higher.

We have to just accept what the first elected president will do and better candidates will come with time. :rolleyes:
 

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It's not about benefits, it's about expressing one's views on the entire process and choice. A mass boycott would of course take legitimacy away from the final result, even if there was no fix/fraud.

On the other hand, if you vote for a candidate who stands no chance you could consider it a matter of principle but you might as well put your ballot paper in the waste bin. 12 candidates standing now, only a couple of them are real contenders.
Thank you for explaining.

I can't see a boycott happening here, not a one large enough to sway the election.
 

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It's not about benefits, it's about expressing one's views on the entire process and choice. A mass boycott would of course take legitimacy away from the final result, even if there was no fix/fraud.

On the other hand, if you vote for a candidate who stands no chance you could consider it a matter of principle but you might as well put your ballot paper in the waste bin. 12 candidates standing now, only a couple of them are real contenders.
Agreed!

But like you said, a mass boycott would take legitimacy, but let's not forget that we're talking about a country where the majority of the population actually believe that voting (And specifically for a candidate with a "clear" Islamic agenda) is a religious duty! So personally I believe that the chance for a snowfall in Egypt during the elections is a lot higher than the chance of having a mass boycott with the presence of multiple Islamic candidates running for presidency. (This "might" happen if none of the 2 going for the "finals" in June was an Islamic candidate, but no one knows what's gonna happen till then :rolleyes:).
 

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There won't be better candidates unless we start the process of being a democratic country.

I believe that becoming a president in Egypt was never a dream for any Egyptian and no one in Egypt was raised or was taught enough to be a president.

Everyone of them wants to change Egypt's character because there are no guidelines set for this position. And since there's no constitution, their chance to remodel is higher.

We have to just accept what the first elected president will do and better candidates will come with time. :rolleyes:
Well said :clap2:

However in your last sentence, I'd like to believe that we should just accept the first elected president till better options are available, cause I really hope we won't "have to" accept him, or else we won't really have a choice with the following one if we had to accept the first one :mad:
 
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