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Voting begins in Egyptian presidential runoff

16 June 2012 14:11 (Last updated 16 June 2012 17:05)
Egyptians will be able to cast their votes between 08.00 and 19.00 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

CAIRO

Egyptians are voting on Saturday in a presidential runoff between the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, Mohammad Mursi, and former prime minister under former Mubarak regime, Ahmed Shafiq.
Egyptians will be able to cast their votes between 08.00 and 19.00 hours on Saturday and Sunday.
Tight security measures were taken in all corners of Egypt for the presidential runoff.
There are around 51 million voters in Egypt.
Meanwhile, Egyptian security forces shut down the Rafah Border Gate between Egypt and Gaza to prevent illegal trade during the presidential runoff.

Coptic Christians turn out in large numbers in Egyptian presidential runoff

On the other hand, Coptic Christians turned out in large numbers in the Egyptian presidential runoff that will continue for two days.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency in Cairo, many Christian women said that they would vote for Ahmed Shafiq for a "civil state".

Almost impossible to guess who would win the presidential runoff

Moreover,Egyptian political experts are refraining from making guesses in the presidential runoff on Saturday.

A political analyst, Samih Rasheed said that it was almost impossible to guess who would win the presidential runoff.

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