My understanding of the situation was, after 30+ years of dictatorship there was no coherent political opposition. In the wake of their new-found freedom, all these political parties popped up and the Egyptian vote was split amongst them. The only two parties that were organized and had a base were the NDP and the MB, which is why those two candidates gathered more votes than the others combined. I think so many Egyptians were disappointed by their final choice that they didn’t even vote in the final election. And of course, after so many people were tortured or killed in Tahrir Square trying to get rid of Mubarak, were they going to elect the same party into power? I think they tentatively elected Morsi in, and though he made great promises, he never followed through on any of them and in fact began to act like a dictator himself – a worse one than Mubarak, because he backed a regressive, religiously fundamentalist agenda. AND to top it off he declared holy war on Syria. No loss there, I just hope the military can be trusted to step down when asked. Anyone who knows the situation better LMK if I’m wrong.