Elections in Egypt

Egypt Set to Vote

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Egyptians are all set to elect a president for the first time. This will be a democratic contest that pits religious conservative groups against those who served under deposed President Hosni Mubarak. This time Egypt's 50 million eligible voters are expected to turn out in force to determine who will lead the country. This is after the generals who have overseen a transition marred by violence, protests and political deadlock, formally hand over power by July 1. "Of course I will vote. I want change. We can't stay in this messy situation for the rest of our lives," said Wael Azmy, an accountant, who has taken the day off work to give him time to join the queues he expects to form outside polling stations.

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