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Rana Khazbak

Suez, Which Stoked Flames of Uprising, Lukewarm on Election

[A man from Suez supporting Abu El Fotouh. Image originally posted to Flickr by Zeinab Mohamed.]

The first post-revolution presidential election has attracted much hype in local and international media, but that excitement was not reflected in Suez, where the first protester was killed in the 25 January revolution. During the early hours of Wednesday and up until the afternoon, polling stations across the city were mostly empty and queues were hardly visible outside polling stations. At mid-afternoon, Suez Security Director Adel Refaat estimated the voter ...

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Rana Khazbak


Rana Khazbak is a reporter for Egypt Independent. She studied political science at the American University in Cairo.