egypt election date

By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 23rd, 2012
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Cairo – Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, millions of Egyptians on Wednesday waited patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation to freely chose their first president since last year’s ouster of longtime ruler and close US ally Hosni Mubarak. “I ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 23rd, 2012
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Why is the Egyptian presidential election important? This is Egypt’s first competitive presidential election in modern history. For the first time, Egyptians will get to choose who leads, and people have a choice of 13 candidates. The result will also play a major role in shaping Egypt’s future. Who ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 23rd, 2012
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Egyptians on Wednesday and Thursday vote to elect their first president since the fall of Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11, 2011 after 29 years of his authoritarian rule. A second round is likely to be held between the two top vote-getters on June 16-17. Here is a look at what’s at stake in the election. [&h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 23rd, 2012
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Cairo – Egyptians take to the polls on Wednesday in a historic presidential election contested by Islamists and secularists promising radically different futures for the country. The election is the final phase of a tumultuous transition overseen by the ruling military council after a popular u...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
May 23rd, 2012
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[View the story "Egypt Presidential Election live Updates" on Storify] Polls opened at 8am local time (7am BST) with five candidates from a list of 13 reckoned by polls and analysts to have any chance of success in the quest to replace Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed last year in the Tahrir Square rev...