Polls Open for Third Day in Egypt’s Presidential Election

Egyptians continued on Wednesday casting their votes in the country’s second presidential election since the 2011 uprising.

Egypt extended the originally two-day election late on Tuesday, hours after announcing that a 500-pound fine will be applied on non-voters in accordance with the law.

Tuesday was also declared a holiday in hopes to increase the reportedly low turnout.

The two candidates competing in the presidential race, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, have criticized the extension of the vote.

Their campaigns filed official complaints to the Presidential Elections Commission supervising the vote late on Tuesday.

Source : Aswat Masriya

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