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Election troubles? What troubles?

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Submitted by Ugri (Finland), Feb 5, 2011 at 03:43

Quite a list you have written, exhaustive and breathtaking, about the possible complications in the Egypt democratizing process.

When Finland gained independence in 1917 the first elections (with universal suffrage!) came off without a hitch. But remember: In the 17th century Finland bishop Johannes Gezelius launched a vigorous litteracy campaign, and ever since the Finns have grasped their ABC books. So, there is hope.
But then again, Finland was not (and is not) an islamic country.

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