Egypt's elections come to a close with Sisi set to win

Both fines and incentives were used by Egyptian authorities to encourage a high voter turnout to show legitimacy. Cairo, Egypt – Polls closed after a three-day presidential election that incumbent Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to easily win, but questions remained whether enough voters showed up to lend it legitimacy. Polling stations remained quiet throughout Wednesday with only a few people […]

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Egypt marks seventh anniversary of Arab Spring uprising

As Egyptians mark seventh year since 2011 revolution, authorities seal off Tahrir Square to prevent potential protests. Egyptian authorities have closed off routes leading to Cairo’s Tahrir Square as the country marks seven years since a revolution toppled former President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to mark the anniversary in previous years and to […]

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