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Egyptian elections

Mar 6, 2013 — The first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections on April 22 is now in doubt; Egyptian lawmakers failed to send a decree calling for the elections to the Constitutional Court for review.
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May 25, 2012 — As officials count ballots from this week's first-ever free presidential election, the Muslim Brotherhood is claiming its candidate got the most votes and will be in a runoff next month against ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister.
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May 24, 2012 — Egyptians are voting in their first free presidential election. It was just over a year ago that the regime of President Hosni Mubarak was toppled.
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May 23, 2012 — Voting has begun in the country's first free presidential election. It was just a little more than a year ago that the regime of President Hosni Mubarak was toppled.
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Dec 2, 2011 — The country's first freely elected parliament is likely to be dominated by Islamist religious parties.
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Nov 29, 2011 — There's hope and enthusiasm among many Egyptians — though the country's Coptic Christians worry about persecution if candidates aligned with Islamist parties dominate.
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