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Egyptians vote in the first free presidential election

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Millions of Egyptians excited listened to the polls Thursday to vote in the first free elections in the long history of the ancient territory.

Fittingly, it Was a nail-biter.

"We are basically getting rid of the notion of dictatorship," prominent activist Wael Ghonim Internet told the BBC.




"The Egyptians are actively involved in politics. Egyptians are not afraid to speak what they believe. "

The ballot 12 candidates, ranging from secular to Islamist revolutionary left to senior officials in the form of the deposed regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

One of the favorites, as Prime Minister Shafiq Ahmed Mubarak, was attacked by demonstrators who threw shoes at HIM, when he left the polling station in the history of Cairo.

Results of the vote two days are due Tuesday, but no longer than expected to earn 50% and a run-off is scheduled for June 16 and 17 already. The final winner will be revealed at a historic announcement on June 21.

"The sun rises in Egypt." Said form First Lady Rosalind Carter, who helped supervise the election.

The vote was reported to Be calm in most places except the incident Shafiq.

The army, which took power after the fall of Mubarak, has promised to deliver to the Authority winner. There Is Purpose widespread skepticism about the sincerity of this promise.

Would voters fear lead liberal democracy to theocracy - or even a return to autocracy.

No candidate has emerged to lead the younger generation who made the secular uprising against Mubarak.

"The first time I feel so unsure," tweeted the influential blogger known as the Big Pharaoh.

"I'm so undecided to the extent that I was at the door and left the tail and back I went to ICT. I swear I did it, he wrote. "The first time I feel how tiny my vote is so precious."

The Muslim Brotherhood, which is growing in power after years of repression under Mubarak, would bring more religion in government. He promised not to impose Saudi-style Islamic law, women forced to wear veils which mandates gold archaic penalties such as amputations and stonings.

The military-backed Mubarak era candidates promised a return to stability after months of rising crime, strikes and economic chaos that followed the revolution.

Leaders would be: Shafiq, the prime minister and form a force commander to train air; secular Amr Moussa, the foreign minister in the form; Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Mursi, Hamdeen Sabahi, a Nasserite things considered, Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh and a moderate Islamist and leftist supported by many Christians.

"Today the world is witnessing the birth of a new Egypt," Mursi told reporters. "Tomorrow will be better than today, and better than yesterday."

A McClatchy Newspapers quoted refer to the woman in the exit polls and religiously voted for her by saying Sabahi because "the veil is on my face, not my mind."

Zaki Mohammed, a professor waiting to vote at Giza, near the famous pyramids, told the Associated Press, "May God help the new president. There Will Be 82 million peers of eyes watching him. "

Mubarak, who took power in 1981, was filed in February 2011 after 18 days of mass protests in Cairo Arab Spring, Alexandria and other cities.

The patient of 84 years is considered to oversee the killing of demonstrators. A verdict is due on June 2.

Egypt held elections in 2005 challenged the so-called, are a blatant fraud by the winner, Mr. Mubarak has helped fuel this discontent led to reverse history.
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