Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Election Day in Egypt

This story tells the tale:
"Ordinary citizens, opposition party members and private groups monitoring the vote told The Associated Press on Wednesday that election workers inside polls in Luxor instructed voters to choose Mubarak, who is expected to be easily re-elected to a fifth six-year term. In Alexandria, workers for the ruling National Democratic Party promised food to those who cast a ballot, voters said.

"More than 3000 people marched through downtown Cairo at midafternoon - by far the largest crowd drawn by the opposition group Kifaya, or 'Enough' in Arabic. Police watched from a distance, despite government vows that protests would not be allowed."

Meanwhile, Abu Aardvark posts on a truly suspenseful story.


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