Inside Egyptian Elections’ Polling Stations

At The Los Angeles Times, Amro Hassan provides a glimpse into Egypt’s polling stations, which are hosting the first truly contested presidential election in a generation. Several would-be voters have been hospitalized for heat exposure, and some have been treated for injuries resulting from “pushing and shoving” in the long lines that have formed outside schools and other governmental buildings during this two-day long election. Yet Hassan writes, “none of the discomfort accompanying this historic election … is deterring voters.”

Read at The Los Angeles Times

© 2011 Religion & Politics