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May 26, 2014 10:11 am

Egyptians Vote in Presidential Election, Sisi Likely to Win

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Campaign photo of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian Defense Minister who has resigned to run for president. Photo: El-Sisi Campaign.

Campaign photo of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian Defense Minister who has resigned to run for president. Photo: El-Sisi Campaign.

Reuters Egyptians voted on Monday in an election expected to install army chief Abdel Fatah el-Sisi as president, with supporters brushing aside concerns about political freedom and hailing him as the strong leader the country needs.

Three years after the historic uprising against Hosni Mubarak, the vote is set to restore a pattern of rule by men from the military after Sisi toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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