埃及的历史性选举?

埃及人在9月7号会从10位竞选者中选出一位总统。这些竞选者中也包括了在位24年的穆巴拉克。虽然没有什么人怀疑选举的结果会是穆氏的连任,但还是有很多人对选举进程表示强烈关注。

有约6000名选举监察员正在接受培训,同时数百名外国记者在本周也正向埃及汇集。虽然选举竞争看起来已万事俱备,但其重要的真实性仍然缺失。

虽然竞选承诺公平,但事实却并非如此。穆巴拉克依然占据着压倒多数的资产:知名度、对国家控制的电子媒体和85%的纸媒体的实际垄断。在大选投票前一周,有些反对派候选人甚至都还没能在埃及的电视里播放一次竞选广告。总统选举委员会的成员都由穆巴拉克指定,新的选举规则将所有的独立挑战者排除在外。

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