Egyptians vote on second day of presidential polls

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Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Voting in Egypt’s presidential elections, in which incumbent President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win a second term, got underway for the second day on Tuesday.

The country’s nearly 60 million eligible voters have the chance to choose between Al-Sisi and Chairman of the liberal Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa, Efe news agency reported.

In Cairo’s Shubra district, dozens of women were waiting at a polling station’s door before the 9 a.m. opening time.

A middle-aged nurse who cast her ballot on the second day told Efe news she could not vote on Monday because her employer did not give her permission to leave work.

On Monday, the National Electoral Authority said that the highest turnout was recorded in the capital, Giza and the coastal city of Alexandria as well as North Sinai, where an anti-terrorism operation was taking place.

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The final results are expected to be officially announced on April 2.

The elections are supervised by nine Arab and international organisations and 50 local civil organisations, as well as the Arab League and the African Union.

–IANS

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