Voters queuing in Cairo
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Egypt voters: High hopes and hard work for new president

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

Fifty million people are eligible to vote, and queues are forming at some polling stations.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet was at a polling station in Cairo and spoke to voters about their hopes and their priorities for the new president.

  • 23 May 2012