December 2nd, 2011
01:59 PM ET

At 62%, Egypt posts highest election turnout in its history

More than 8 million Egyptians - 62% of eligible voters - cast their votes in the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections, making it the highest percentage turnout in the country's history, according to figures released by the country's election board Friday.

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  1. Herkimer Schwartz

    62% turnout, and 61 % voted for the muslim brotherhood.

    December 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. George Patton

    Those right-wing thugs in Washington are still calling the shots!!! What Egypt needs to do is quit listening to Barrack Obama and his henchmen!!!

    December 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herkimer Schwartz

      That's funny George, I was about to post the same thing here. Thank you.

      December 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary, Mary (Quite Contrary)

    Good posting, Herkimer Schwartz. Thank you.

    December 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Its their country & if 61% voted for Muslim Brotherhood then we shall have to live with it. Havn't we been bombing, invading & occupying countries to "promote democracy"?

    December 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Ignore the fake at 3:31. I'll trust that the Egyptians are making their own choices, in a fully democratic process. They are following the American example and there is no need for us to interfere, only help and encourage when needed. God bless America.

    December 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Hopefully if the Egyptians elect the right people to office, they may just quit taking orders from the right-wing thugs in Washington. But then again, that may just wishful thinking on my part. By the way, just ignore that post above(@3:58) as some Tea Partying fool posted it just to make me look stupid!!!

      December 2, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      I agree with you General. And don't worry about the fake Patton who replied first. We'll have him crying to mama in no time by doing something truly nefarious – outsmarting him.

      December 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. george patton


    December 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Uh, okay, but didn't you post both of them, fakey?

      December 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. george patton

    No problem herk, just shows how great minds think alike palsy!!

    December 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. George Patton

    As the real George Patton, I would like to assure everyone that the commie posts above are by the troll who likes to use my name (though he seems to have forgotten capitals) and appears to also be contradicting the earlier Herkimer Schwartz post, a fine American in his own right.

    This mama's boy (fake Patton) is annoying everyone and embarrassing himself (and his mother) with his communist drivel. As the real George Patton, I am encouraged by the spread of democracy and if left to develop on its own (and not interfered with by despots such as Chavez and Putin), will surely emulate the American model worldwide.

    December 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Herkimer Schwartz

      Gee George, you must have really made the Tea Partier who posted the above quite mad. You might as well quit posting on this web page as you can't win against plain ignorance here. These Tea Partiers won't wise up no matter how many people post intelligent statements here! They won't read the handwriting on the wall!!!

      December 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      @ fakey, it looks like the real George Patton's post is very calm and well thought out. So who is mad?

      December 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Herkimer Schwartz

    @fake Herkimer
    Are you enjoying yourself ?

    December 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Boosh

    The Muslims will find that their religion does not protect democracy again and again. This is what? The 23rd time they've tried this? They'll get another dictator and that will be that. Good times.

    December 3, 2011 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Ya know what?

    Everybody loves banasy, SHE should run for prez!

    December 3, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Ya know what:
    Well, I said once that banasy was "political," and she questioned me about it.
    Perhaps in questioning me she displayed even greater political skills than I had perceived previously.
    Oh, hi, banasy–love you lots.
    You probably *could* become POTUS. Why doncha?

    December 3, 2011 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. tif31


    December 5, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |