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In Egypt, el-Sissi backers hit polls

Islamists stay at home on first day of presidential vote

Posted: May 27, 2014 at 4:30 a.m.

CAIRO -- Egypt's presidential election Monday turned into a nationalist celebration at many polls with voters singing and dancing for the almost certain winner -- former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who last year ousted the first freely elected president.

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