May 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Egyptians ask why a Mubarak holdover like Shafik did so well

There had long been clues that a rift between revolutionaries and ordinary Egyptians had always existed and had been fermenting since Mubarak left office. State media, the main source of information for most Egyptians, routinely blamed the state’s growing instability on the revolutionaries. In a nation where many voters had never met a revolutionary, they trusted state media more.

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