"Who said that the Americans don't want the result that came about? This serves their interests in the long run. It lengthens the shadow of the regime, and my opinion is that this is their real desire - to prolong the shadow of the future of the regime."
- Gehad Ouda, an Egyptian political scientist affiliated with the ruling National Democratic Party
"We hope that all necessary improvements will be made swiftly to ensure that future elections are free and fair."
- State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson, expressing Washington's latest reaction