The revolution's old hashtag, #Jan25, has been active today, though for all the wrong reasons. Rather than a celebration of democracy, we find reports of army violence, and officially reported death tolls.
"The situation in Egypt in terms of the objective, day-to-day circumstances of living, have been difficult for a long time and they became more difficult after the revolution and removal of Mubarak. But returning to the security state is precisely the wrong answer."
A heavy imbalance of financial and mobilization means between parties and candidates means wider room for manipulation, that voters and observers alike must be aware of.