Historic Egyptian Election Enters Second Day

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A woman makes a victory sign as her fingers are painted with the colours of the Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

Egypt's first democratic elections since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak entered their second day on Tuesday. Although the elections capped weeks of bloody clashes between the military and protesters, who felt that they were loosing their revolution to military rule, the atmosphere throughout voting centers was one of hope. Protesters have been unhappy with the pace of transition as the country moves from military to civilian rule. The Obama administration came out in support of the protesters before the election began.

Jon Leyne, BBC correspondent, reports on the record turnout from Cairo, where a new democracy is being born.

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