Protest votes and outside interference in Egypt's presidential election
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In Egypt, polling closed late last night in the country’s landmark presidential election runoff. Former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, Ahmed Shafiq, was up against the Muslim Brotherhood’s US-educated Mohamed Moursi. Many Egyptian revolutionaries saw the second round ballot as leaving them with the two worst possible scenarios - an Islamist state, or a replica of Mubarak’s regime. RFI speaks to Hassan Nafaa - Political Scientist at Cairo University - about the protest vote and foreign interference in the country’s politics.
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