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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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Libya Election: Voters Cast Ballots i...
Benghazi, Libya
By Mohammad Salama
24 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.

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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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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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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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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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Egyptian Elections: Polling Stations ...
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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Ukraine Election - Kiev Polling Station
Kiev, Ukraine
By EMPR
25 May 2014

Voters lined up to cast their ballots at a polling station in Kiev.

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Election Day in Pakistan 2013
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By U.S. Editor
10 May 2013

Pakistan celebrated its first General Parliamentary Elections on May 11th, 2013.

The elections are the first civilian transfer of power following the five year term of a democratically elected government.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 5 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A man gets his ballot papers from an election official in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan (4 0f 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election official verifies a voter's I.D before issuing him his ballot.

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Election Day in Pakistan (2 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men standing in line at at a polling station waiting to vote on Pakistan's election day.

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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 8...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A Pakistani man shows his ink-stained thumb after casting his ballot at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Defying the danger of militant attacks, Pakistanis streamed to the polls Saturday for a historic vote pitting a former cricket star against a two-time prime minister and an unpopular incumbent.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 27 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Campaign posters hang on a main road in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on election day.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 26 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

People coming out to vote in the Raja Bazaar district of Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 25 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

PMLN Camps guiding their voters to the appropriate polling stations in Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 22 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Pakistan army soldiers guard a polling station in the Rawalpindi as polling starts. The area is expected to see fierce electoral battle between PTI and PMLN.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 21 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Pakistan army soldiers walk past women awaiting to vote near a polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 20 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women walking after casting their votes in the old city area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 19 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A women a at a polling station in the raja Bazaar area of Rawalpindi. This is the first election that women have been allocated separate polling stations to vote.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 18 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakstan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman gets her thumb inked at a polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 15 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

An election commission official issues a ballot to a voter.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 14 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman casts her vote in inner city polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 11 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A polling official verifies a voter's identity from the voter lists.

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Election Day in Pakistan (9 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women await to cast their vote at an all women's polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 8 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women line up to cast their votes at a polling station in Rawalpindi.

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Election Day in Pakistan (7 0f 28)
Rawalpindi, Paksitan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Voters gesturing a victory sign to the camera as they await to cast their vote at a polling station.

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Election Day in Pakistan (1 of 28)
Rawalpindi , Pakisatan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Men scramble to get in a polling station to vote on election day in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 17 of 28)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

A woman gets her thumb inked at a polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Rawalpindi is one the cities that is crucial for the general election campaign. Both rival parties are in intense competition.

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Election Day in Pakistan ( 12 of 28 )
Rawalpindi , Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
10 May 2013

Women walk into a polling station in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on election day.

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Malaysia General Elections (12 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
05 May 2013

Polling station located in the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia General Elections (6 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
05 May 2013

Opposition supporter near a polling station in Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Malaysia General Elections (10 of 16)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
05 May 2013

Barisan Nasional supporters outside a polling station located in the Lembah Pantai district in Kuala Lumpur.