Egypt Presidential Elections Extended Due to Low Turnout

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Egypt’s presidential elections have been extended to a third day due to low voter turnout. Polls will now close on Wednesday.

The scale of the turnout is seen as important to help legitimize the winner. Former military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the front-runner, is up against one other candidate.

The Islamic opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is boycotting the election after its party leader, former president Mohammed Morsi, was ousted by the military under al-Sisi. CCTV Correspondent Adel El-Mahrouky visited Morsi’s hometown to find out if the community still stands behind him.

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Egypt Presidential Elections Extended Due to Low Turnout

Egypt Presidential Elections Extended Due to Low Turnout

Egypt's presidential elections have been extended to a third day due to low voter turnout.Polls will now close on Wednesday. The scale of the turnout is seen as important to help legitimize the winner. Former military chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the front-runner, is up against one other candidate. The Islamic opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, is boycotting the election after its party leader, former president Mohammed Morsi, was ousted by the military under al-Sisi. CCTV Correspondent Adel El-Mahrouky visited Morsi's hometown to find out if the community still stands behind him.
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CCTV’s Asieh Namdar interviews Ambassador Kurt Volker, executive director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, at the University of Arizona, on what this elections means to Egypt.

Kurt Volker on Egypt Elections

Kurt Volker on Egypt Elections

CCTV's Asieh Namdar interviews Ambassador Kurt Volker, executive director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, at the University of Arizona, on what this elections means to Egypt.
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