Today the Egyptians are closing the second day of elections, this is a historical event since it’s the first presidential election of the Arab Nation. The winner of the elections will replace the military board that rules the country after the fall of the 30-year regime of Hosni Mubarak.
The electoral offices opened at 08:00 (GMT) and it has schedule to close their doors at 20:00 (GMT) respectively. To stimulate the participation of officials, the government gave them a festive day. Over 50 million of voters will choose among 12 candidates their new president.
The results would be delivered on May 29, if there were a second round it would be on June 16 and 17, but this is only if none of the candidates surpasses the 50% of the votes.
The main contenders are Mohammed Mursi, from the Muslim Brotherhood, the independent Islamist Abdel Moneim Abul Futuh and the last prime ministers of Mubarak, Ahmed Shafiq among others. (AV)