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Fear and uncertainty on final day of Egypt presidential election

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Fear and uncertainty on final day of Egypt presidential election

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Egyptians have been voting on the second day of the presidential run-off, amid the tumultuous aftershocks of the country’s revolution.

Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak’s ex-prime minister, says he represents a return to law and order.

Those who want stability above all may find that attractive. However, others fear a return to military repression.

Enthusiasm for this vote has dipped compared to previous elections. There have been calls for a boycott, and many have not liked the choice facing them.

Shafiq’s rival, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, has tried to moderate his Islamist stance, promising reform.

The election this weekend has been overshadowed by the row over a court decision to dissolve parliament, which the Muslim Brotherhood says is unlawful.

The presidential election may produce a winner – but who wields power in Egypt may still be uncertain.