OK. Amre Moussa lost. Well, that is some consolation. I fear for the probable run-off result. It seems that Shafiq was not a big enough political figure in the last Mubarak government to attract the enmity of the secular faction. He is their standard bearer. This is a great irony.
My bet will be on the MB candidate and that will set up the situation that Omar Suleiman discussed with the interviewer in my last piece on Egypt.
There is no constitution. The last constitution is no longer a factor. The question arises of the legitimacy and authority of a new president. This is a typical "Egyptian fire drill."
The generals will be in a good position to contest the authority of a president they do not want.