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Voters head to the polls in Egypt

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 00:47

Polls open in Egypt for presidential elections. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT NO REPORTER NARRATION Egyptians vote for a president on Saturday in a runoff election that for many offers only a choice of the lesser of two evils - a military man who served deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak or a conservative Islamist who says he is running for God. Reeling from a court order two days ago to dissolve a new parliament dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, many question whether the wealthy generals who pushed aside their fellow officer Mubarak last year to appease the pro-democracy protests of the Arab Spring will honour a pledge to let civilians rule. With neither a parliament nor a new constitution in place to define the president's powers, voting on Saturday and Sunday will not settle the matter, leaving 82 million Egyptians, foreign investors and allies in the United States and Europe unsure what kind of state the most populous Arab nation will be.

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Voters head to the polls in Egypt

Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 00:47