What Today's Election Will Mean to Egyptians

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Egyptian police were searching the Cairo offices of American and Egyptian rights group following orders by the prosecution service which is investigating how the rights groups are financed. Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the US National Democratic Institute, an NGO rights group in downtown Cairo on December 29, 2011. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/Getty)

Egyptians go to the polls today to vote for a president, marking the first time the country's citizens will freely elect a president since coming under military dictatorship 60 years ago. A lot has changed in the country since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February of 2011 – so much so that it's not even clear what the new president's powers will be. Joining us from Cairo is Hugh Sykes, correspondent for our partner the BBC.


Hugh Sykes

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [2]


أسأل الله أن يجعل الإخوانيين متوفقين

May. 24 2012 06:09 PM

It is so much better talking about the Egyptian elections yesterday than the ones in Kentucky and Arkansas where Obama barely won the Democratic Primary, isn't it?

May. 23 2012 10:20 AM

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