Egypt shows little enthusiasm for ballot box

May 28, 2014 10:57 AM

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Egypt shows little enthusiasm for ballot box

CAIRO — Egypt's presidential election is expected to end Wednesday night following three days of scrambling by authorities to boost voter turnout amid what appears to be little enthusiasm for the ballot box.

An extension to the election to a third day was announced late Tuesday by the nation's election commission and came after Egypt's Cabinet had already made a last-minute decision to declare Tuesday a holiday, pushing the election into a second day.

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