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Second Day Of Voting In Egypt Presidential Election


Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi shows the indelible ink stain on his little finger after voting at a polling station in Zagazig city on May 23.

Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi shows the indelible ink stain on his little finger after voting at a polling station in Zagazig city on May 23.

Egyptians are voting in the second day of a landmark presidential election.

Voters are casting ballots for a president to replace Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted by popular protests in February 2011 after 30 years in power.

Amr Moussa, the former Arab League head and foreign minister under Mubarak, and Mohamed Mursi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, are seen as being the front-runners among the 12 candidates.

No candidate is expected to win an outright victory in the first round, however, and a runoff election is expected in June.

Voters queued outside polling stations on the first day of voting on May 23 amid a heavy security presence.

But reports say the turnout, so far, appears to be lower than in the parliamentary elections earlier this year, when Islamist parties won the most seats.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP
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