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Egypt to hold first free Presidential Elections
Thu May 3, 2012 6:44AM
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In the onset of Anti-Junta protests, Egyptians are worrying about the upcoming elections. A Presidential election is to be held on May 23rd for the first time after the revolution. People will go to the polls to choose one of the 13 candidates for the presidency.

The first Egyptian election after the revolution is set to take place on May 23rd and 24th. For the first time, without fears of incarceration. The people will go to the polls to choose one of the 13 candidates for the presidency. In the onset of anti junta protests, Egyptians are starting to worry about the upcoming elections.


There is a general mood of optimism when it comes to Egypt's newest development of allowing the Muslim Brotherhood's polticial party, Freedom and Justice the lee-way to rejoin the political sphere after being barred for decades.

Cairo's iconic liberation square is often seen as an open venue to discuss the masses political concerns without being incarcerated by ex regime officials who often arrested members of the Muslim Brotherhood or political activists during the previous regimes.

About 10 of the 23 presidential contenders have been disqualified, the head of the election committee said earlier this month.The May 23-24 vote will be the first presidential election since President Hosni Mubarak's ouster in February 2011.

Rising political and security tensions are on the rise as riots in Egypt's Abbaseyia district escalate . However the presidential race is in full gear as the people are in dire need of new President to lead. Egyptians await the June 2 verdict in Mubarak's murder trial.
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