EGYPT: Elections

The first elections in the history of Egypt are taking place. There are reported to be 4,000 candidates fighting for 400 seats in the Parliament.

One of the great differences between this and any ordinary election is that the electors are not being appealed to, but are being bullied. The difficulties of getting the ignorant electors to register their votes are said to be almost insuperable. They are even too frightened to register themselves on the electoral rolls, believing that such a process is a trap set to catch them as conscripts for the...

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