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-- historic elections in Egypt voters heading to vote for the second day now this is the first ever.
In presidential race -- that country's history it's pretty incredible what they -- doing their right now.
But there's of fear that Egypt's army may in the end try to hold on to power after these elections -- -- joins us now he's streaming live from Cairo.
Good morning women.
Absolutely -- that things are going pretty well here so far rainy jet there is about.
Fifteen million people who have to vote so that means there's a rather long lines at polling places everybody we talk to has been very.
About the fact that they get to vote for this first time for a president a free and fair election when -- break it down for you there are right now thirteen candidates in the race.
The top two of those barring some kind of big time win a surprise win by Semitic attack two of those.
Go to war run off and right now what is looking like it's gonna be combination.
Of two of the Islamism or in the race.
And two of the former Mubarak regime members we're gonna head to that runoff come mid June Martha.
It's fascinating to watch this unfold so what role is the army.
Playing in all of this in a free and fair election.
A very unusual one the army is in power here there -- also the ones running the election to figure out who takes power from them in the army has.
A big time role in the Egyptian lifestyle in the government.
Itself a couple the past leaders have been from the army also a number the generals are very involved in private business here there's a lot of accusations.
Public corruption here among the upper classes people are very skeptical of the role the army -- -- army is not going.
To turn over -- -- and give up all of the patronage that they have built up in their industries that they have built up among the -- classes as one woman told me today the army is our heroes they're very confident things go smoothly back -- it.
The whole world is watching that election Leland thank you so much -- and better and -- -- changing.
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