Saturday, March 19, 2011

PoliticsEgypt: Vote Today!: Egyptians will participate in Referendum amending their Mubarak Constitution

Agence Presse Francxe (Mar19,2k11; 5 hours ago) Click the link and read the whole article about this sign of hope ....

Egyptians seize first taste of democracy after Mubarak
CAIRO — Egyptians turned out in droves Saturday to get their first taste of democracy after president Hosni Mubarak was forced to relinquish his 30-year grip on power last month in the face of mass protests.
Queues had formed outside voting centres even before polls opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT), something unheard of in the Mubarak era when turnout for elections was always tiny as voters assumed their ballots would make no difference.
Within the first hour, hundreds were queueing at polling stations across Cairo from the posh neighbourhood of Zamalek to the working class district of Imbaba.
"Today we feel our vote can make a difference," said pharmacy student Maraam Mohammed as she queued to vote with her mother and niece in Cairo's twin city of Giza, site of the world-famous Pyramids.
"Before we didn't have that confidence."
-- AFP materials posted by Politicarp

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