Egyptians revel in first free presidential vote, but fears for future are never far away

24.05.2012                      03.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 47 des Omer

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Egyptians revel in first free presidential vote, but fears for future are never far away

As tens of millions go to the polls, it remains unclear what the new leader's powers will be.

The daily Al-Masry Al-Youm conveyed the atmosphere well in Egypt on Wednesday: "Egypt of the revolution chooses the first elected president for the 'Second Republic' ". The impressive sight of the recent parliamentary elections repeated: Masses of people waiting in line to cast their ballots.
Despite rumblings about the involvement of the army and intelligence service in the election, voting will probably proceed uneventfully on Thursday….