Egyptians Poised to Pick President

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Egyptians will vote Monday and Tuesday in elections to choose a new president after the military’s ouster last year of the country’s first democratically elected leader, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi.

Considered all but certain to win is the man who removed Morsi — retired military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who for the past 10 months has been the most powerful figure in Egypt. The only other candidate in the race is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who finished third in the 2012 presidential election.

The vote’s a big test is whether Egypt can recover from years of political turmoil – and the ousting of two previous presidents. CCTV’s Adel El Mahrouky has more.

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Egyptians Poised to Pick President

Egyptians Poised to Pick President

Egypt is voting for its next president.Former army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi is up against left-wing politician, Hamdien Sabahy. The vote's a big test: on whether Egypt can recover from years of political turmoil - and the ousting of two previous presidents. CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky has more.