So assuming a modicum of fairness, I have tried to think about the results. The way I see it, Morsi with all the might of the brotherhood behind him managed to get only a quarter of the votes in the primary. Shafik with all the dead, the army conscripts and also some legally alive registered voters (to be fair) managed to get almost another quarter. Sabahi, the aspiring Nasserist, and Abol Fotoh, the self-proclaimed moderate Isalmist with liberal inclination, got 21 and 18% respectively. Moussa who was basking in international attention would have fared a lot better if we allowed the western media to vote, but as luck or should I say elections rules would have it, they were not allowed to do so and Moussa ended up bringing the rear of the candidates who had some potential to succeed with 11% of the votes.
What these results tell us is that no single candidate had the majority of voters backing him (whatever he/his supporters claim). The highest percentage being only a quarter of those who voted (who are already only 43% of registered voters). The difference in the vote percentage (with Moussa out of the equation) between the highest and lowest is 7%. So where are we headed to? Is Egypt going to be stuck forever in the dichotomous power struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Army? Faced with the worst case scenario, who will people choose in the runoff?