Calls to boycott get louder on eve of Egypt vote

16.06.2012                      26.Siwan. 5772                      Schlach Lechah

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Calls to boycott get louder on eve of Egypt vote

Court ruling on Shafiq, parliament stokes frustration; some angry voters say they'll boycott, others to void their ballots.

Ahmed Ali, a 44-year-old janitor, plans to mark a red "X" across the names of both candidates in Egypt's presidential run-off when he goes to vote this week.
He is part of a broader political trend planning either to boycott the election or spoil ballots to protest against a first-round result that produced a run-off between ousted president Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate. Together, the pair obtained less than half the votes cast….