November 28, 2011

Egypt's Elections Go Smooth Amid Protests

"Egypt, Egypt!" yelled a 49-year-old nurse after voting for the first time.

People waited in lines that ran hundreds of yards outside polling stations surrounded by police and soldiers in what many Egyptians regarded as the first free elections in decades. Men and women were in separate lines so long authorities extended voting by two hours. Election monitors said the election was mostly smooth.

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