With Mubarak gone, Egyptians vote freely for leader




 
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With Mubarak gone, Egyptians vote freely for leader
 
May 23rd, 2012  
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With Mubarak gone, Egyptians vote freely for leader
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians relished their first free leadership vote on Wednesday, with Islamists pitted against secular figures in a contest unthinkable before a popular revolt swept President Hosni Mubarak from power 15 months ago. With no reliable opinion polls, no one knows who will win the presidency, but Egyptians enjoyed the uncertainty after the routinely rigged votes of Mubarak's 30 years in power. "We must prove that the times when we stayed at home and someone would choose for us are over," said Islam Mohamed, a 27-year-old swimming coach, waiting at a Cairo polling station. ...




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