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Egypt elections: Voters defy fears of violence with record turnout

Egypt elections: Voters defy fears of violence with record turnout "Egypt's liberals fear the Muslim Brotherhood will use its potential new political powerbase to usher the country away from a civil democracy to a society that defers to Islamic sharia law. A Muslim Brotherhood member outside the Bulaq Abu Ela polling station said: 'They should not fear us. This is what God wants.'"

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Tuesday, 29 November 2011 - 3:02pm
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