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Egyptians vote in second day of election

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CAIRO (AFP) – Polls opened in Egypt yesterday for the second day of a presidential election incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily against a little-known rival.

Few voters could be seen at one polling station which opened at 9:00 in Cairo.

Authorities have been urging Egyptians to participate in the three-day vote, hoping for a high turnout despite what is seen as a foregone conclusion.

Mr Sisi’s sole rival is Moussa Mostafa Moussa – himself a supporter of the president.

Other candidates withdrew, were sidelined or detained.

Mr Sisi, a former army chief elected in 2014 a year after ousting his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi, urged voters to turn out en masse.

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