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Egypt’s People Elected Islamists, But for Real Pragmatic Priorities: Employment, Economic Development, Stability and Security, and Education - Dalia Mogahed, Abu Dhabi Gallup Center

[I don’t know poll in the region or Egypt in general is how reliable - maybe later I try to find the actual poll method and data. So atm I don’t know how credible this is. There must be others conducting (factual) survey on why Islamists won in Egypt. (I’ve got to find them.) *Draft transcript from, To The Point, KCRW, by Warren Olney, wed Jan 25 2012. Dalia’s talk starts around 45:30. Source audio file: http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp120125the_state_of_the_uni]

*added emphasis mine

  • A year after - since the beginning of this revolution, people are feeling that they are generally better off in terms of political outlook.
  • However, their day to day life has become much more difficult.
  • Majority of the people in Egypt still have confidence in Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF).  
  • But do expect them to hand over power to the civilian government as soon as the president is elected.
  • Today, Jan 25 2012 - Tahrir is a mixture of protest and also pride. Price because Egyptian people in general are feeling the sense of accomplishment. 
  • Now Egyptian people’s concern is mostly about economic issues. 
  • Egyptian people’s votes for majority-Islamist parliament was not on ideological mandate. And here is what I mean, we found that, whether people supported the party, Al-Nour party, sort of the conservative, or the Muslim Brotherhood, or liberals, their priorities for the next government were
  • A. Employment 
  • B. Economic Development
  • C. Stability and Security
  • D. Education
  • If I didn’t know I was reading Egyptian poll, I would really think I’m reading a Gallup poll on United States. 
  • So people’s priorities are not ideological. They are practical and people expect results. Not rhetoric. 
Source: kcrw.com
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