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Egypt gears up for landmark presidential vote

Egyptians are preparing to head to the polls in their first free presidential election, 15 months after ousting Hosni Mubarak in the Arab Spring uprising.

Fifty million people can vote, and security is likely to be tight.

The election pits Islamists against secularists, and revolutionaries against Mubarak-era ministers, with no clear front-runner.

Lyse Doucet reports.

  • 23 May 2012
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