Roger L. Simon

That Democracy Virus...

… is now infecting Egypt too. How strong it is remains, of course, to be seen, but auguries are good.

A referendum on key election reforms has overwhelmingly passed, with official results released today saying 83% of Egyptian voters approved the constitutional changes that clear the way for Egypt’s first multi-candidate presidential election.

Despite boycott calls by six opposition groups, including the popular Muslim Brotherhood, the Interior Ministry said 54% of Egypt’s 32 million registered voters – about 16.4 million Egyptians – had participated.

The Ministry said the figure was higher than in recent parliamentary elections.

Where is this all leading? Perhaps we should consult Isis and Osiris.

OOPS: The reliable Harry’s Place sees problems. (via Glenn)