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Second Day Of Voting In Egyptian Runoff

A picture taken through a ballot box shows an Egyptian woman casting her vote in the first-round runoff at a polling station in the Cairo neighborhood of Al-Manial on December 5.
A picture taken through a ballot box shows an Egyptian woman casting her vote in the first-round runoff at a polling station in the Cairo neighborhood of Al-Manial on December 5.
Voting continues for a second day in a runoff election in Egypt, part of the first democratic elections there since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February.

Fifty-two seats for individual candidates are being contested in the current runoff.

They will take up one-third of the 498 elected seats in the lower house once two more rounds of the complicated voting process end in January.

Results from last week's first round of voting showed the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood winning the most votes, followed by the ultra-conservative Islamist Salafis.

compiled from agency reports
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