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Date:27 Mar 2018
Elections Update - Day 2 of Voting in Egypt

Presidential election is still underway in Egypt as the country goes to the polls in what many critics have described as a one-sided election with the incumbent bound to win at the end of the process. 

Egypt unlike many countries on the African continent, votes for a period spanning 3 days. Voting begun on the 26 March and polls will close on 28 March. 
Day two of the elections was characterised with maximum participation of women from across Egypt. Reports from key Egyptian media network show display of patriotism on the principal streets of Egypt as a lot of citizens carried flags around and children chanted songs to inform voters who had not voted to do so.
In a summary of the day’s activities, the army played a major role in today’s elections as they offered help to the elderly people to cast their votes. Three groups emerged out of today’s elections and they are the cheering voters, boycotters and abstainers. The group cheering voters used speakers to call on citizens to cast their votes, the boycotters advocated for voters to vote for AL Sisi whilst the abstainers encouraged citizens not to vote at all.
Voting continues and ends tomorrow in an election described by the incumbent president Al Sisi as a referendum on his presidency rather than a genuine contest.


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