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2014 Presidential elections in Tunisia
Tunis
By Adeline Bailleul
24 Nov 2014

Raw footage of the polling stations in Tunis during Tunisia's first presidential election since a new constitution was adopted in January 2014.

With a voter turnout around 64 percent, this election marks the country's first democratic transition of power. Over 80,000 servicemen were deployed to ensure safety at polling stations, where voting went fairly smoothly throughout the day.

Beji Caid Essebsi of the secular Nida Tounes is expected to emerge on top, with Moncef Marzouki of the moderate Islamist Ennahda party following close behind. However, at the close of polling, no candidate seemed likely to have enough votes to win outright, in which case a run-off would take place in December.

Official results are expected to be released Wednesday.

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Libyan Voters Cast Ballots in Benghazi
Benghazi
By Mohammad Salama
25 Jun 2014

June 25, 2014
Benghazi, Libya

Libyans vote at a polling station in al-Horiya Elementary School in downtown Benghazi.
Libyans are voting in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Muammar Ghadaffi in 2011.

More than 1,600 candidates are competing in these elections, 131 of whom are women.

Interviews:

Ibrahim, Voter:
“Thank God, this is the first time we feel real democracy for the election and the polling stations. May God send peace to our country and people”.

Abu Anas, Voter:
“Until now there is no huge crowd but I expect it to increase with time. We wish for good things in this country, some people are hesitant and they do not want to vote due to the general situation. They [the government] did not give the people a time period, it was only a month, so people did not have time to think and decide and ask about the candidates”.

Aisha, Voter:
“May God protect our country and the election go the right way. [May we] vote for the best person, who will be loyal and able to manage this country”.

Mustafa, Voter: “In this election we pray to God to help the new parliament members and to not run the country the same way the former parliament members did. I hope they keep in mind the faith the population has in them. For the current parliament members, their goal must be Libya only”.

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Scotland Votes on Independence
Edinburgh
By Monique Jaques
16 Jun 2014

It is now just over a couple of days from the Scottish Referendum vote and recent polling has the Yes and No campaigns a few points apart. What looked like an unlikely occurrence is now looking more and more possible. Recently UK conservative parties announced more financial incentives for Scotland to stay in the UK union, showing signs of weakness and doubt. Finances are a key factor in independence as Scotland has rich oil reserves and experts estimate that is they secede the region could be the 14th richest country.

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Second Round Voting in the Afghanista...
Kabul, Afganistan
By Chinar Media
14 Jun 2014

June 14, 2014

Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghans head to polling stations to elect a new president in the second round of the Afghan presidential election. Voting moved regardless of the threat of Taliban attacks.
  00:00 wide and medium shots of police checking people before enter the polling station
00:10 wide and medium shots of people stand in line waiting to enter to polling station
00:20 wide medium and close up of people entering the polling station
00:34 people are registering their name to get ballot papers
00:38 Election staff registering the people's names
00:42 man putting his finger into the ink. And writing the person's election card number
00:52 election staff giving out ballot paper
01:06  a man casting his vote in the ballot box
01:09 Interview a Pariwah a female speaks in Dari

"My message to the women of Afghanistan, they have right to vote, and they have right to choose their future. They should not have worries regarding security, and come to cast their and decide the future of their life, their child and their country."

01:33 Ghulam Ahmad Mustafa a man speaks in Dari

"I am happy that I am participating for the 4th time in an election. And my card is the first election card which I have kept until now. This is natural right of Afghan people and hope from all people whether we will be alive or not and they should participate in election. They should decide their legal candidate, in order to reach to our objectives."   02:06 End
 

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A group of women cast their votes at a polling station in the al-Andalus school, Homs.

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Government-Held Homs Votes in Syrian ...
Homs
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
Homs, Syria

Residents in the Government-Held city of Homs cast their ballots in the Syrian presidential election at a polling station in al-Baath University.

Speakers:

Fatima Hussein, head of polling station:
"Since the early morning, ever since we got to the polling station ready to vote, large numbers of people came to the polling station. This is a huge rebuttal to all the enemies of Syria who are fighting us. This huge turnout came to vote for the new president of Syria who will lead us to the safety and security and help us rebuild Syria".

Mohamad al-Nasri, "Syria Lovers Youths" Spokesperson:
"We came here today to join this national celebration. We are convinced that we are going to vote for President Bashar al-Assad to renew his presidency because he is our leader here in Syria. We are also, as young adults, working here in the polling station to organize the election and ease the voting process. We are very happy on this day because we truly consider it a national celebration".

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A group of elders from the Druze, a religious sect largely loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, vote at a school in Sweida.

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Syria Election: Residents in Governme...
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
al-Matar Neighborhood, Deraa, Syria

Video shows Syrians in the government held Deraa neighborhood of al-Matar casting their ballots at a polling station in the al-Oumawiyin Elementary School.

Speakers:

Ramez Zarzour, Head of Polling Station:
“Whoever wants to vote can take the voting ballot and enter the secret room, or he can do the procedure here in front of people. He chooses his candidate and votes for him. Many people came today. Even though we are suffering from difficult situations many people still came in”.

Ramia Ibrahim, Resident:
“Today I voted with my free will, and by that we would be applying the concept of democracy they [the international community] were referring to, but of course in our own way, not theirs...not the way of blood and destruction. Today we started building Syria and we will keep going. I voted for the person who will build Syria and we will be behind him”.

Ahmad al-Fares, Resident:
“We came here today to ensure our belonging to this country, to Syria. [We came] to ensure our loyalty to this country, and to say 'yes' to the presidential election”.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A man drops his voting slip into the ballot box, at the Municipality building in Sweida.

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Syria Election: Damascus Polling Stat...
Damascus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June, 3, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Polling station in the Ministry of Information in Damascus filling up with voters day progresses.

Vox Pop 1:
“I made a finger print with blood on my voting ballot for President Bashar al-Assad because he is the only one who can help us out of this crisis. We are all by his side to rebuild Syria and become better and better”.

Vox Pop 2:
“[This] Election is a constitutional right for every Syrian citizen who is proud of his nationality. This election came at a very sensitive period of time and it is necessary so that all Syrian citizens can vote and show the world what Syria is all about. All citizens should participate to choose the right president at the right time”.

Vox Pop 3:
“We as Syrian mothers are feeling the importance of this event more than anyone. Today we are electing a new Syria and we are witnessing the birth of a new Syria. It is true that we feel pain, pain for the martyrs and pain for the destruction that has happened because of the terrorist militias, but, as always, the joy of birth and the happiness you feel when you see a new born makes you forget the pain”.

Vox Pop 4:
“The election today is a democratic turning point in the history of modern Syria. Today is very important and every ballot box represents a bullet in the face of the enemy. Whoever conspired against Syria is now waiting for the results of this election and the results will definitely be in favor of the people and the country”.

Vox Pop 5:
“We are here in the Ministry of Information and we voted for the president Bashar al-Assad. This election is very important to all Syrians and I hope for all citizens to participate”.

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Syrians in Opposition-Held Eastern Gh...
Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria
By Yousef Albostany
03 Jun 2014

June, 2, 2014
Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria

Residents in the opposition-held Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta discuss the Syrian presidential election. All of those interviewed say they do not recognize the election as legitimate.

Speakers:

Yassin, Social Worker:
“This election done by the regime is a joke. What [kind of] election is it when people starve? What [kind of] election is it when missiles are hitting Um al-Mleiha and areas in Aleppo everyday? What [kind of] election is it when the mortars are hitting us everyday?”

Interviewer: What do you expect to happen after the election? Do you expect the regime to become lenient, or to become harder, or to find methods of solving the crisis?

Yassin:
“The regime is internally destroyed, but it is doing its best to hide it”.

Abou Khaled, Constructions Worker:
“What is this election that is happening while we are suffering everyday from starvation and bombing? He is attacking us with mortars, missiles, and all kinds of bombs and weapons everyday. What [kind of] election is it after all the martyrs and the bloodshed and while the international community is going along with it? This election is a comedy play”.

Do you expect the regime to be harder on people after the election and to be more monstrous in dealing with the areas that do not fall under its control?
“Speaking of the regime, it is going down no matter what. It is only a matter if time, but it is going down”.

After being under siege, don’t you fear the regime will do more?
“We saw what no other population has seen. We do not care, we expect anything from him [Bashar al-Assad], and he can do whatever he wants”.

Aous, Refugee Doctor from Damascus:
“The regime does not care at all about the opinions of the inhabitants of besieged Ghouta. He is fighting them because they stood up and said, 'No, we do not want you as president!' We do not want a criminal as a presidential candidate. When there is an election where no criminals are candidates we will participate”.

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Bashar al-Assad Casts His Ballot in t...
Damascus
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad casts his ballot in the Syrian presidential election at a polling station in al-Malki Neighborhood of Damascus.

Video Source: Syrian State Television
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Syrians Vote in Damascus
Damascus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 16, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Video shows Syrians casting their votes for the Syrian presidential election at a polling station in the Ministry of Information in Damascus.

Interviews:

Shirine Ahmad, Head of Polling Station:
“At 6:30 we were at the polling station, we opened the box and counted what it contains [blank voting ballots and envelopes]. We counted the envelopes and then we waited for the agents to come and seal the box. We then continued with the process. In the process [voters] first present their ID; we own a device to discover fake ID cards [ID's are verified]. Then the ID number is recorded in the polling document. The voter then takes an envelope and a voting ballot and enters the secret room. In the room he records his choice and then places it by hand in the ballot box and retrieves his ID. He then marks his finger with ink and that is the end of the process”.

Ali Ahmad, State Employee:
“This huge event, the day of the Syrian presidential election, is a national and constitutional duty. We want to chose the Doctor [Bashar al-Assad] who can treat the illness Syria is suffering from and can find the right treatment for this disease. This cooperation between Syrians is meant to build the country after over 85 countries around the world have tried to destroy it. This cooperation between Syrians today is meant to build what terrorism has destroyed”.

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Sweida
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June 3, 2014
Sweida, Syria

Residents and religious leaders in the government controlled city of Sweida vote and celebrate at a polling station during the Syrian presidential election. Included are interviews with two election workers in two different polling stations, and with the Sheikh al-Akl, the spiritual leader of Druze sect in Syria.

Adnan Janoud, Head of the First Polling Station in Sweida province:
"At 6:30 in the early morning we started. We had the presence of the judiciary committee who opened the boxes and make sure there were no papers inside. They then sealed them again with the committee, the agents, and the journalists as witnesses. The vote then started after we set the right atmosphere for the voters to feel free to enter the secret room [voting booth]. Throughout the huge turn out, we were able to organize the voting process comfortably and smoothly. Large numbers of people showed up to vote and we had to remember that they came here during the difficult times Syria is suffering from. Voters came here, not only to vote for a president, but to vote for [their opinion on] the situation and for the resistance in this area, and [their will] to stand in the face of all the forces cooperating against Syria, be they foreign or Arab. We faced no obstacles during the voting process”.

Najat al-Shaar, Head of Second Polling Station in Sweida:
"We consider this a national celebration, a complete national celebration. We will definitely win with such a resilient people, resilient army, and resilient leader. I would like to thank these people for their excitement and love for their country and their love for the Syrian army”.

Interviewer: Are you facing any difficulties?

Najat al-Shaar:
“There are no difficulties, only the joy and excitement that you can see. There is no difficulty, we will win with help of God, thank you”.

Voter 1:
“Today is a democratic celebration, it is a celebration for Syrians. It is our victory and pride, our national duty, and it is about facing everyone. I came here to vote for the President, Dr. Bashar al-Assad, our candidate, and our pride and protector”.

Voter 2:
“Today represents the love between Syrians and we would like to salute our leader Dr. Bashar al-Assad. Today is a national celebration that indicates Syrians love for each other and their unity”.

Voter 3:
“Today is the day of victory, and it is the day of the presidential election. It is the day Syria enters the modern stage with the leadership of Bashar al-Assad. Today we will be together along with Bashar al-Assad--Bashar the protector, Bashar the victor--and along with the Syrian Arab army to conquer the invaders and kick out the terrorists”.

Interviewer: Your Eminence, what does this day mean to you?

Sheikh al-Akl, Spiritual Leader of the Druze Sect in Syria:
“It is a national celebration to prove to the world that Syria is able to manage itself and take care of its own business. Syrians are the ones to decide the fate of Syria and the process of voting for the President is evidence to our victory. This victory comes in time with the victory of the Syrian Arab Army on the ground. We proved to everyone that our choice is a peaceful solution and national dialogue. It is a message to be sent that the crisis in Syria cannot be solved without the approval of Syrians or with violence and destruction”.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

An enormous, pro-government, crowd gathers on al-Mshabke street in Tartus

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A crowd of people in the village of Jdeidet Yaboos, near Qudssaya, wave the Syrian flag and posters of Bashar al-Assad.

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Syrian Presidential Candidate Hassan ...
Damascus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

June, 3, 2014
Damascus, Syria

Syrian presidential candidate Hassan al-Nouri casts his vote at a polling station in the Sheraton hotel in central Damascus. Nouri held a press conference in the same location after casting his vote.

Hassan al-Nouri:
“Today in Syria we have started a new era, the era of true victory over terrorism and this global war [inflicted on Syria]. Syria has won with the will of its people and the great Syrian Army. I, as a presidential candidate of the Syrian Republic, have voted for myself of course. I declare that if it was not for the strength of the great people of Syria, we would not have got to this day. We stand here among all of you voting for the new president of this country, among the will of Syrians and the strength of Syrians and thank you”.

Question: What are you chances of wining given the popularity of Bashar al-Assad?

“President Assad is very popular, but he is also facing strong competitors”.

Question: What do you promise Syrians if you become president?

“If I become president, I promise Syrians that I will walk the path of national dialogue and a peaceful Syrian to Syrian dialogue. [I promise] to fight terrorism in order to achieve peace and security in this country and to commence the project of national economic and social reform that we desperately need”.

Question: In case you do not win in the election, how will you serve your country?

“If I do not reach the position of president, I will remain a good citizen who does his best to serve his country. I believe that I have recorded my name in the political field of Syria and I am certain that we will all play a great role in building Syria and accomplishing total victory”.

Question: How do you feel about the election process so far?

“So far the whole operation is democratic and we are optimistic that we will see a strong victory. This enormous march of people is something that I was not expecting. This march is expected to continue into the night and we might need to extend [the election] for another day”.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A crowd of people wait to vote at the Directorate of Health, in government-held Idlib.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A woman, holding her Syrian ID card, waits for her turn to vote at the Directorate of Health in Tartus.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A long line of voters cheer, in the village of Jdeidet Yaboos, near Qudsaya.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
Syria, Hama
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A woman casts her vote at a polling station in the Directory of Education, Hama.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

People gather to vote at the Baniyas Post Office, Tartus.

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
03 Jun 2014

A huge crowd waits to vote at the Directorate of Agriculture in Hama.

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Syria Presidential Election 2014
By TTM Contributor 13
03 Jun 2014

Syrians voting in the Syria presidential election, June 3, 2014

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Syrian Presidential Election in Photos
By TTM Contributor 4
02 Jun 2014

A group of pro-Assad voters congregate near a police station in Idlib, wearing matching caps and t-shirts.

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Deraa Celebrates the Syrian President...
Deraa, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
02 Jun 2014

June, 2, 2014
Deraa, Syria

Syrians in government-held Deraa celebrate the Syrian presidential election. Footage includes vox pops with celebration attendees.

Deraa Resident 1:
“I am a Syrian citizen from Deraa. I will head tomorrow to the polling station to practice my right to vote for the President who represents me. The President [Bashar al-Assad] can fulfill the needs of the Syrian population, there are many candidates, but I will chose and commit to president Bashar al-Assad because he represents the Syrian national unit”.

Deraa Resident 2:
“We are here in Deraa and we are going tomorrow to vote for the person who deserves it, the one who can protect Syrian. That person is President Bashar al-Assad”.

Deraa Resident 3:
“Tomorrow we will participate in the election and vote for the person who will represent us and the person who will improve our country. That person, of course, is Bashar al-Assad”.

Deraa Resident 4:
“We have suffered some difficult days here in Syria. After all of the safety and security that we enjoyed, we will say yes to Mr. President [Bashar al Assad], the one who brought safety back to Syria. I've seen interviews with people and all of them say yes to President Bashar al-Assad, the maker of peace and love”.

Deraa Resident 5:
“Voting is a right and a duty for each Syrian citizen, not only the citizens of Deraa. All of the citizens agree that he [Bashar al-Assad] will lead us to safety and security”.

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Syrians in Tartus Discuss Presidentia...
Tartus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
02 Jun 2014

June, 2, 2014
Tartus, Syria

Residents in the government-held city of Tartus give their opinions on the Syrian presidential election. Video shows streets of Tartus, including shots of posters of Bashar al-Assad, and vox pops with people in the streets.

Vox Pop 1:
“This election is proof of democracy [in Syria]. Although the election is necessary, to us Bashar al-Assad is definitely the President”.

Vox Pop 2:
“I am going to the polling station with my wife and kids tomorrow and we will vote for the protector and builder of Syria [Bashar al Assad]. That is why we are all going and we are taking whoever we can along with us”.

Vox Pop 3:
“First of all this is our constitutional right and our duty and we should be responsible, not only myself, I call for all Syrians to vote, just as our brothers in foreign countries tried to vote, we should do that too”.

Vox Pop 4:
“We will strongly participate in the election and we will vote for the right man in the right place”.

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Syrians in Government-Held Sweida Dis...
Sweida, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
02 Jun 2014

June, 2, 2014
Sweida, Syria

Syrians in the government-held city of Sweida discuss the Syrian presidential election. Video shows street shots of Sweida, including shots of posters of Bashar al-Assad, along with vox pops of local residents on the street.

Citizen 1:
“In times like these Syria is witnessing political pluralism, pluralism in the field of election. We had three candidates running in the election and each candidate got what he deserved from this whole election process. However, we can notice that people are totally convinced-of course I am speaking on behalf of my family, my province, and my whole nation-we all agree that nobody is able to handle such responsibility [of ruling Syria] other than President Bashar Hafez al-Assad”.

Citizen 2:
“We are all going tomorrow to vote for the honorable man who rules the country with integrity and cleaned it from the corruption. We choose, all of us, old and young, the President Dr. Bashar al-Assad to be a role model of honor and integrity. Any other president would have boarded a plane and left, but he stayed and did not give up on his country”.

Citizen 3:
“We are all, as Syrian citizens, going tomorrow, June 3rd, to practice our right to vote. All of us in Sweida province will be the first people to go to the polling stations and vote for the Doctor [Bashar al-Assad]. He is our Doctor and the Doctor of all Syrians. He is not only the leader of Syria, he is the leader of all Arab countries and he deserves to lead Syria because he lived this crisis for three years. With all due respect to everyone, we lived with him through the good times and the bad time and he was always there supporting us”.

Citizen 4:
“We salute our Syrian army and the wise leadership of President Bashar Hafez al-Assad to designate June 3rd as the date of the election. I am sure that Syrians will rush to the polling stations to vote for the right candidate, the one who will lead Syria to safety”.

Citizen 5:
“Tomorrow we are going to vote in order to prove the decision [of who rules the country] is in the hands of Syrians”.

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Syria Election: Busy Late Night Cafes...
Tartus, Syria
By TTM Contributor 4
01 Jun 2014

June, 1, 2014
Tartus, Syria

The coastal city of Tartus remains largely insulated from violence of the Syrian war, even during election time. This footage shows coffee shops and restaurants full at night time, two days before the Syrian presidential election. Included in the footage is a vox pop with a local resident discussing the upcoming election and the relative calm in the city.

Resident Vox Pop:
“Great atmosphere and positive feelings are all around Tartus. People here are very aware of their right and duty to participate in the election. It [the election] is an historical opportunity, and it is time, our vote means our existence”.

“The weather is nice, but it seems like it is going to rain, but good things are coming along with the election".

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EGYPT ELECTION: Sisi Supporters Celeb...
By zeer news
30 May 2014

Video shows Egyptians cheering in Tahrir Square as unofficial results from the Egyptian presidential election suggest a landslide victory for General Sisi. However, the election is coming under scrutiny by international election observers.

An interview with Dan Murphy, Program Manager of the Democracy International Electoral Observation Mission, argues that, by adding third day of voting, the Egyptian government degraded the integrity of the election. A third day of voting was added because of poor voter turnout on the first two days of voting.

Video also includes an interview with Issandr el-Amrani of the International Crisis Group and author of the popular blog 'Arabist'. B-roll also shows almost empty polling stations on days 1 and 2 of voting.

Shot list:
0' to 29'' People cheering in Tahrir Square on Thursday morning as unofficial results give Sisi a landslide victory in the Presidential elections marked by the polemic third day extension.

0'29'' Democracy International electoral observation mission's operations room in Cairo.

0'35'' A map of Egypt with DI organization.

0'41'' Dan Murphy, DI Program Manager:" Basically Democracy International believes that changing electoral procedures in the middle of an election is an action that can only be taken in extraordinary circumstances. And we believe that this decision didn't necessarily meet the criteria that one would have expected to see such a drastic change of procedures. We are concerned by because we think calls into question the independence of the electoral commission, the impartiality of the government and the integrity of the process. "

1'12'' A member of DI working

1'17'' Dan Murphy: "When we talk about extraordinary circumstances you mean something that might prevent voters from voting. For instance, a natural disaster or a situation where there were long lines throughout two days of voting and a significant number of people may have not have access to the process. And we don't think that was at all the case in this circumstance. "

1'36'' Outside a polling station in downtown on day one of voting

1'42'' Outside polling station in Shubra on day 2 of voting

1'52'' People checking lists on day 1

1' 57'' Day 1

2'03'' Inside voting room day 2

2'09 ballot box

2'14'' Voting zoom

2'24'' Issandr el Amrani on his desk

2'30'' Keyboard zoom

2'36'' Issandr el Amrani. International crisis group: " I think probably Sisi's biggest mistake was only last week that he expected 40 million people to vote for him. Well, it seems he got only about 25 million. If you believe the early preliminary results. He set too high ambitions for himself"
2'55'' Issandr's back on the computer

3'01'' "This is a very very polarized country. There's a big group of people in the middle who just go along, who just want their lives to get better. So I'm not sure this will hurt Sisi's ability to govern, or to hurt him at least immediately as a president. The reality is that most of the State's institutions back him as candidate".

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Cairo
By Amir Nabil
28 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows Egyptians casting their ballots in a polling station in the Abdin district of Cairo.
The Egyptian government extended voting into a third day, Wednesday, because voting turnout was low in the first two days.

Interviews:

Voter:
I went down to the polling station today to do my duty.
Interviewer:
What do you think of extending the voting for a third day?
Voter:
It is a good thing, because whoever did not vote can vote now
Interviewer:
Why didn’t you vote yesterday?
Voter:
I was sick
Interviewer:
What do you look for in the new president?
Voter:
To be a good person who can fix the situation.

Osama Shukri Taher:
Interviewer:
Why did you come here today?
Osama Shukri Taher:
I came here to vote for Sisi because he deserves to be president.
Interviewer:
What do you think of today being the third day of elections?
Osama Shukri Taher:
Well because the turn out yesterday was lower than expected, so we hope today more people would vote.
Samia Mohamad:
Interviewer:
Why did you come here today?
Samia Mohamad:
To participate in the elections as an act of love for Egypt, we are all Muslims and we all love each other.
Amal:
I came here to vote
Interviewer:
What do you think of extending the elections?
Amal:
It is a good thing to leave an opportunity for the person who did not vote to reconsider voting.
Interviewer:
Why didn’t you vote yesterday?
Amal:
Because the heat was so intense, it was impossible to leave the house.
I hope for stability and security for the sake of our children and us.

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Syrians Vote in Jordan
Amman
By hamzaeqab
28 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Amman, Jordan

Syrians living in Jordan voted in the presidential election today at the Syrian Embassy in Amman.
The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.

Interviews:

Tala:
I came to vote today to tell the whole world that we are all with the Syrian Arab army. We came here to vote for Dr. Bashar Al Assad. He is the only one capable of restoring peace in Syria. This election is one of the faces of the fight against terrorism.

Odai:
Today I voted in the Syrian presidential election because it is the right of every Syrian citizen. Of course there is democracy, you can choose the candidate you best qualified to take a presidential role in Syria.

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Syrians Vote in Yemen
Sana'a, Yemen
By Yousef Mawry
28 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Sanaa, Yemen

Syrians living in Yemen voted in the presidential election today at the Syrian Embassy in Sana'a.
The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.

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Cairo, Egypt
By Amr Kotb
27 May 2014

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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Egypt Election: Cairo Polling Station...
Cairo
By Sergi Cabeza
27 May 2014

May 27, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Video shows Egyptian voters casting their ballots at a poling station in the Othman Ben Affan School, in the Shoubra Neighborhood of Cairo. This voting was taking place on the second day of the Egyptian election.

Interviews:

  • Radwa Hassan, University student:

"I am Radwa Hassan,a literature student in the University of Ein Shams, 22 years old, I ask all Egyptians to participate, we are building our country, the people who went down on 25 January and 30/06, should go and vote, each person should vote for the candidate he supports. I ask every mother, father, grandfather, uncle, sister or brother to participate, we have to prove to the world the people who went down on 30/06 are the people who will vote today and make a difference, and to live the freedom and the social justice with Sisi."

  • Riham Hassan, University teacher: "My name is Riham Hassan, a teacher in the university of Ein Shams, I’m 23 years old, I ask all Egyptians to participate in the elections, we are living complete democracy and freedom, we went down in 25 January and 30/06, so we should continue with our revolution and chose the right president who will lead us and make this country an advanced country, and hopefully we will chose the right person, we all support sisi of course."
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Syrians Vote in Lebanon
By arenevier
27 May 2014

On Wednesday, May 28th, Syrians living abroad voted in the Syrian the presidential election. While some countries banned voting from taking place, Lebanon allowed the election to move forward at the Syrian embassy near Beirut. From early in the morning the road leading to the Syrian embassy was jammed for several kilometers with pedestrians, cars, buses, and Lebanese Army tanks.

The area immediately around the embassy was tense as people tried to push their way into the compound. Soldiers and Guards struggled to control the crowd. Some people fainted in the heat and others were pushed to the ground by the raucous crowd. The army did not allow photos near the embassy.

Despite the chaos, most people were in high spirits and some sang songs of adoration of Bashar Al Assad. There were also some Lebanese citizens along the road voicing their love for the Syrian president. No one spoken to outside the embassy mentioned the two other Syrian presidential candidates, Maher Al Hajjar and Hassan Al Nouri. People appeared to only voiced their desire for Bashar Al Assad to remain in power.

Inside the embassy people were not using the voting booths set up. Instead, they passed around a pen and ticked the picture of Bashar Al Assad in front of each other.

These photos were taken outside the Syrian Embassy in Yarze, Lebanon, on May 28, between 7am and 10am.

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Voting for the New Syrian President i...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Yarzeh, Lebanon

Photos show Syrian citizens living in Lebanon voting at a polling station set up at the Syrian embassy in the town of Yarzeh, near Beirut.

The polling station opened its doors at 7:00 am and will be receiving voters until 7:00 pm.

The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) quoted the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, as saying that the voting process may have to be extended until tomorrow.

Ali told the NNA, "Syrians who have not been able to register their names, or have been prevented from voting can go to one of the polling stations on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on June 3rd."

The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.