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May 23, 2012 5:19 pm

First Day of Voting Ends in Egypt’s Historic Elections

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VOA – Nearly a year and a half after the ouster of autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak,  millions of Egyptians lined up for hours outside polling stations on May 23, 2012  to freely choose a president for the first time in an election.

The two-day vote will bring down the final curtain on decades of authoritarian rule, although concerns remained that the nation’s military rulers who took over after Mubarak would try to retain influence.

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