Today, November 28, 2011, the Egyptian population began to cast their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since the former dictator Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in a civil insurrection earlier this year.
Long lines of people were seen outside many polling stations along with tight security arrangements as voters filled the polls on Monday morning.
In some parts of the country there were logistical problems with offices that had not opened more than an hour after the time scheduled since ballot papers and the ink used to mark voters’ fingers had not arrived. Another problem is that judges are arriving late and others are not even turning up at all. (AV)