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Voters’ dilemma: Egyptians choosing president


The first day of voting in Egypt's presidential election run-off is over. Egyptians are faced with a tough decision with the ballot coming amid mass indignation after both houses of Egypt's parliament were suspended by the Constitutional Court.

­The vote, which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, represents the first free presidential election since the 2011 revolution. The two-man run-off sees Mohamed Morsi, the chairman of Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, and Ahmed Shafiq, a former prime minister of Egypt under ousted ex-leader Hosni Mubarak, going head to head.

Tensions are running high as voters cast their ballots. Thousands of people have chosen to boycott the election saying neither candidate represents the values of last year's revolution.

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