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Re: Egypt Revolts—Islamists take about 65 percent of vote
Posted by SLRT on Thu Dec 1 15:05:08 2011, in response to Re: Egypt Revolts—Islamists take about 65 percent of vote, posted by AlM on Thu Dec 1 14:02:50 2011.If you define "democratic" as simply meaning a majority in an open election, then you take what you get.
In order to have a truly democratic government you need a country with democratic traditions and democratic institutions. The U.S. didn't have direct election of any federal offices except the House of Representatives. To this day, the President is not directly elected. People are unhappy with the Electoral College, except when they think their side has an advantage.
Whether there is any hope for democracy in Egypt will play out when we see what happens to the Copts.