Democracy in the doldrums as Egypt votes
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Voter apathy and low turnout have marked day two of Egypt’s parliamentary election.
Pic of a lone #Egyptian soldier guarding empty election station speaks volumes to dismal voter turn out #Egypt pic.twitter.com/VFBeaNxjfM— Asma (@LibyanBentBladi) October 19, 2015.
The lack of a credible opposition to the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has prompted many Egyptians to stay away in sharp contrast to Egypt’s first democratic election in 2011/12.