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Reem Abdellatif

Class Divisions Emerge in Alexandria Vote

[A banner for the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohamed Morsi. Image originally posted to Flickr by Nehal El-Sherif on May 23, 2012.]

Despite long lines and hot weather, people in Egypt’s second-largest city, ventured to polling stations to vote in the country's first free and fair presidential election. In Old Alexandria, where much of the city's working class lives and works in the downtown area, many voters told Egypt Independent they would vote for Nasserist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi or moderate Islamist Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh. There was a strong deployment of military police and naval forces ...

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