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Observers Without Borders declared as many as 143 voting violations in several governorates of Egypt. Candidates Morsi and Aboul Fotouh led the violations, which consisted of campaigning in front of polling stations and directing voters on who they should vote for. Apparently, Aboul Fotouh backers set up a tent to garner support and Morsi supporters handed out pamphlets to promote him in the elections. The April 6th Movement reported buses transporting people to polling stations to vote for Morsi.
Check out this video of a woman talking about how the Morsi campaign bribed her (In Arabic)
It was noted that most polling stations were stagnant at closing time. The Financial District in Cairo known for its outdoor cafes, were rather packed. Whether at cafes or at home, Egyptians were found to be glued to their television screens as the results slowly poured in.
Thus far, over 870 out of 13,000 polling stations announced results. According to Dr. Omar Ashour of the Brooking Institute in Doha, it seems Morsi is leading with Aboul Fotouh following him (As of Thursday evening).
As understood from the votes being counted and many of the exit polls, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Morsi will be taking the lead, which is likely to follow up into a second election in June. Who will he be running against? The odds are in favor of former Mubarak era Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, former Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, former Muslim Brotherhood member Aboul Fotouh, and with a surprising rise in votes -- Nasserite Hamdeen Sahbahi.
For a brief who’s who, check out the presidential election guide.By By Holly Dagres, Aslan Media Contributor
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