Voting Opens in Egyptian Election Lacking Suspense

May 26, 2014 11:33 AM

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CAIRO — Voters around the capital lined up Monday morning to cast ballots in an election universally expected to make Abdel Fattah el-Sisi the next president of Egypt, turning out to show their support in a contest where turnout is the biggest question.

In an interview on a pro-Sisi talk show Sunday evening, Abdel Aziz Salman, the general secretary of the High Presidential Election Commission, said that voters would be permitted to endorse a candidate by drawing hearts or professing their love on their ballots if they chose. If a voter “wrote ‘I lo...

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