Manager of Mohamed Morsi's Campaign: "Algeria's Experience with Islamists will not Take Place in Egypt"
Egyptians voted Saturday in the nation's first free presidential election, a runoff that pits a conservative Islamist against a former prime minister who served in the regime toppled last year.
The election highlights the candidates' stark differences at the crux of the political turmoil gripping Egypt and for many voters, the two men presented a choice of lesser of two evils.
On one side, Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist backed by the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. On the other, Ahmed Shafik, a former air force general and the last prime minister in Hosni Mubarak's regime.
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Atty, General Coordinator of Mohamed Morsy's campaign said in a brief statement; "The runoff are democratic so far, with few violations by other parties but the electoral process is continuing until the handover of power to us, after less than 48 hours. We will not give the opportunity to live under Mubarak's regime, and we will complete the elections. We are sure that the numbers and the results of the roundoff will be in our favour".
"Algeria's experience with the Islamists will not be subject to repetition in Egypt. Egypt institution, military Council and people are one. There are mistakes committed by everyone, but as a party and a group they have insisted on completing the goals of the revolution, and that there is no way to create a coup against democracy", he added.