1. Elections fuel tensions around here, too. That is inevitable.
Of course, election-related 'tensions' in Egypt can manifest themselves in quite different ways than 'tensions' in other parts of the world. And it is something that Egyptians are getting used to since they did not have to worry about elections and their related tensions for many years. The underlying tensions were still there but they were largely invisible to most of us.
We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace; that our own well-being is dependent on the well-being of other nations far away. ... We have learned to be citizens of the world, members of the human community. ... We shall strive for perfection. ... We may make mistakes, but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principle.