Egyptians to elect president in first open polls

23.05.2012                      02.Siwan. 5772                    Tag 46 des Omer

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Egyptians to elect president in first open polls

After years of sham votes under former president Mubarak, Egyptians finally look to pick new leader; no candidate expected to win majority, making run-off election likely; West, Gulf states, Israel look on with concern.

Egyptians vote on Wednesday for the first time to pick their president in a wide open election that pits Islamists against men who served under deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.
The contest is a novelty for a nation where elections during the 30-year rule of a man some called "Pharaoh" were thinly attended rigmaroles in which the result was a foregone conclusion….