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Lina El-Wardani

'To Vote or Not to Vote?' Egyptians Ask as Polling Opens

[The Sun Sets on Protesters as they Demonstrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photo credit: Reuters.]

With the kick-off of landmark parliamentary polls on Monday, the debate over whether to boycott the country's first post-Mubarak electoral contest continues to rage in Tahrir Square - and elsewhere “Who should I vote for?” is a question that dominates most conversations these days, in workplaces, supermarkets, places of worship and – of course – on online social networks. “If I don't vote, will I have to pay a fine?” wondered Amna, a 32-year-old cleaning lady and mother ...

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Lina El-Wardani

Lina El-Wardani is a writer for Ahram Online.