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Ordinary needs of voters on second day of Egypt presidential election

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Ordinary needs of voters on second day of Egypt presidential election


Despite reports that many want neither of the candidates for running for Egyptian president, there are still queues of people waiting to vote on the second day of the ballot.

“We need someone who can increase security, establish social justice and raise our salaries a little bit. It is hard to live this way,” explained one woman.

“Egyptian women have great political maturity. They always act in the interests of their children. They have the feeling that when they take part in elections, they’re participating in the future of Egypt and their children,” another added.

“Each and every one of us here in Egypt must express ourselves. We want to elect someone who will reform the state, because over the course of a year and a half, it has completely deteriorated. We live in a mess. We want to put an end to this disorders and we want the country to be stable,” said one man outside a polling station.

Voting was extended by one hour on Saturday night, and on Sunday, polls were expected to close at seven o’clock in the evening local time.

Our reporter in Cairo said: “Voters, here, for the second and last round of the presidential election in Egypt, whatever their political opinion, are all looking for real democracy, security, and someone to tackle the unemployment that’s affecting a large number of Egyptian people”.

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