Voting for a New Parliament Begins in Egypt

October 18, 2015 7:23 AM

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CAIRO — Egyptians on Sunday began voting in the nation's first parliamentary election since the military's 2013 ouster of Egypt's first freely elected president and the election a year later of the general who removed him.

The vote is likely to produce a legislature packed with supporters of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a soldier-turned-president who has since taking office 16 months ago waged a campaign to revive the country's ailing economy, fight an Islamic insurgency and assume a greater role in a turbulent Middle East ...

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