Looks like the tweeters lost the Egyptian presidential election. Strong performance by ancien regime candidate:
Shafiq's strong performance reflected widespread worries about crime and insecurity and a yearning for stability, improvements to the economy and public services.
"Polarisation is the main characteristic of Egyptian society," said a former Liberal MP. "Shafiq did much better than Moussa because all his discourse centred on security whereas Moussa talked about economic development. But the first concern is law and order."
There's your classic counter-revolutionary strategy. the people want freedom. Give them disorder and wait till enough come crawling back. The other consequence of this policy is to push people to the other pole, which in this case means the Ikhwan, whose candidate narrowly won the first round. The result of this mosque versus barracks contest will partly depend on how the Nasserist vote splits, which is actually sort of cool.