Brotherhood leaders promise ‘mass rage’ if election result delayed or partial revote ordered
Officials in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood warned of a second popular revolution accompanied by "mass rage” if the country’s governing military authorities postpone the announcement of the presidential vote’s results, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, or call for new elections in some Egyptian provinces.
Muhammad Beltagy, secretary of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, accused the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Sunday of trying to advance the candidacy of Mubarak-loyalist Ahmad Shafiq at all costs.
"After failing to fulfill the plan to make Shafiq win, some elements tried to engineer an alternative scenario of reelections in some provinces, hoping that Shafiq’s victory can be assured in a less tense atmosphere,” wrote Beltagy on his personal Facebook page Sunday afternoon. "To this end, conferences and rallies were held yesterday, to convey an image of public symmetry and prepare for the reelection decision.” (...)