Egyptian Elections: Polling Stations in Cairo

Collection with 15 media items created by Amr Kotb

27 May 2014 22:00

Presidential elections are being held in Egypt between 26th and 28th of May 2014. Only two candidates are in the run: former army general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and left wing candidate Hamdeen Sabahi.

Hamdeen Sabbahi’s campaign was not only underfunded but faced an uphill battle against the heavy favorite and former army chief, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Despite the low numbers and resources, campaigners and supporters brought high levels of energy to Hamdeen’s events.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's campaign was much better funded than Sabahi’s. The former general’s photos littered the city as campaigners and supporters sought to draw a connection between him, military presidents of the past, and patriotism.

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By Amr Kotb
28 May 2014

A small banner for Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi next to a much larger sign for former head of Egypt's armed forces Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, in Cairo, May 27, 2014.

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16 May 2014

A young boy expresses his sopport to Hamdeen Sabahi.

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28 May 2014

Sisi supporters at a rally for the former head of Egypt's armed forces outside of Giza governorate’s headquarters on Haram Street, May 27, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
28 May 2014

Campaigner tapes Hamdeen Sabahi's photo to bus' window. The bus is only a quarter full, May 16, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
27 May 2014

Local newspaper Sawt al-Umma’s front page on Tuesday May 27 shows all Egypt's former presidents side by side.

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By Amr Kotb
26 May 2014

A sign in Abdel Fattah El-SisiSisi’s birthplace in el-Gamaleya shows him surrounded by nearly every famous Egyptians in history, including both Hosni Mubarak and King Farouk, May 26, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
26 May 2014

Women dance and sing patriotic songs at a polling station at Abu Bakr Seddiq school in el-Dokki district in Cairo, May 26, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
16 May 2014

Hamdeen Sabahi campaigners and supporters await his arrival at a press conference in Alexandria, May 26, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
26 May 2014

Men cast their votes at a Cairo University building in el-Dokki district, in Cairo, May 26, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
27 May 2014

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb’s decision to declare the second day of voting a holiday to allow citizens a greater chance to vote did not seem to have its intended effect on voter turnout.

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By Amr Kotb
18 May 2014

A group of energetic supporters await Hamdeen Sabahi's arrival in Wadi el-Qamar, a town outside of Alexandria, May 18, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
16 May 2014

Hamdeen Sabahi’s car swarmed on his arrival in Wadi al-Qamar, a town outside of Alexandria, May 16, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
24 May 2014

A sign in Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's birthplace in el-Gamaleya shows him wearing a galabeya, a traditional Egyptian garment, and carrying all of Egypt on his back, May 26, 2014.

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By Amr Kotb
27 May 2014

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb’s decision to declare the second day of voting a holiday did not seem to have its intended effect on voter turnout.

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By Amr Kotb
26 May 2014

Voters dance and sing patriotic songs at a polling station at Abu Bakr Seddiq school in el-Dokki district, in Cairo, May 26, 2014.