There are those who worry the nation will lose its' secular state if Islamist candidate, Mohammed Morsi wins the election. Others view they have made no progress at all if Ahmed Shafik becomes president, as he was prime minister during President Mubarak's reign. They can continue along the lines of the previous government, or accept the position of The Brotherhood who slid in their agenda of government takeover, while representing themselves the solution to the problem. Some are said to be casting their vote for the one who will do the least amount of damage.
Some of the common causes for system crashes include registry errors, malware (according to dictionary.com thesaurus ― "Did you mean military?", or a capricious power source. In the case of Egypt, all of these common causes have played their part in crashing the system. President Mubarak held power for thirty years; some argue this was due to electoral fraud. In 2005, which was his first multi-candidate election, President Mubarak was said to have an unfair advantage as some folks claim the opponents names were missing from the ballot. The previous president's power, much like the news of his health, was erratic. During his reign there were accusations of corruption, misappropriation of funds, and murder charges regarding his orders to kill demonstrators. Over the last couple days, he has been declared "clinically dead", on life support, and most recently in a coma removed from life support. The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) has held the power since President Mubarak stepped down last September, and is suppose to relinquish that power to the next president.
Mohamed ElBaradei, international diplomat and presidential hopeful, recently withdrew his bid for the presidency due to the military's ongoing power. It has been said that Mr. ElBaradie, predicted the uprising a month prior to when it began. Upon withdrawing his bid, he indicated that the revolution failed, as it appeared the military picked up where President Mubarak left off. Mr. Mohamed ElBaradei, holds a Nobel Peace Prize, and was interested in bringing a democracy to the Egyptian government. His withdrawal narrowed the choice for a candidate to Mohammed Morsi or Ahmed Shafik.
After a crash, it is common to pick up the pieces and restart the system. The recovery process may take time, as it is necessary to create and format the new system. For the Egyptian people, this 18 month system crash has produced a blue screen. They will now attempt to restore their nation to a functional state. If corruption still exists, it may require exiting the recovery stage and restarting again.