Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Election Day 28th Nov Luxor Egypt

It started with service cars with loudspeakers going along the road reminding people of the candidates. Long queues built up at the polling stations of people eager to vote in their first free election. The atmosphere was almost festive, certainly peaceful, quiet and safe.

My roving reporter says
Unfortunately, I don't think that these ones have sound. I thought that my camera had audio but apparently not. One of the videos is of a group of men outside one of the polling stations near the Tutotel Hotel and the one man told us that "Today is a great day for Egypt and we are all together, Muslims and Christians", he was a Christian man. Everyone was so excited and happy that today was a brand new start towards democracy, insha'Allah.

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