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And as a major step forward today for one of the world's oldest civilizations.
Egyptians heading to the polls before their first free elections in history.
Voting today and tomorrow on a replacement for ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
This is the first time -- 7000 years of the people of Egypt have been able to play a role in determine their future choosing their president and it's a very exciting thing for those of us in the west who -- New and -- live on this.
-- -- right now there is a lot of excitement on the streets hearing Cairo 52.
Million eligible voters here in Egypt and a lot of more on the streets day long lines that they.
Polling stations all over Egypt Guinea in the United States we take for granted a free and fair election but.
These guys are really trying hard to do their level best provide that to the Egyptian people here and it is difficult of course to pull off lines right now around two hours long.
-- candidate out of this election of which there are about a dozen.
Will be whittled down to the top two they will then go in.
To a runoff election it is widely thought that the Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed more seat he's going to be one of those two.
In the runoff election if that happens the Muslim Brotherhood as the potential to not only control the parliament but also to control.
The presidential -- -- that many egyptians -- many of the more moderate and secular.
Egyptians fear it would turn Egypt into a potential Islamic states on the other hand we -- have a situation where the former prime minister who served in the Mubarak administration.
On that final ticket and that market could result they needed more violence here at least according to the revolutionaries we've talked to mark the back -- -- Now we see the electoral implications.
The Arab spraying and we see where it goes Leland thank you very much -- better.
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