El-Sisi Looms Over Egypt Vote Billed as Key to Restore Order

May 26, 2014 6:21 AM

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Egyptians began voting today to elect a president in a race widely seen as preordained for the former army chief who toppled the country’s first-ever freely elected civilian leader.

Posters of Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, whose fame among Egyptians has rocketed since he led President Mohamed Mursi’s ouster in July, plastered Cairo’s streets on the eve of the two-day vote. He faces off against Hamdeen Sabahi, a former lawmaker who came third in the last election in 2012. Official resul...

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