Egyptian women show their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote on the second day of Egypt's presidential election on May 27, 2014 in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. AFP PHOTO/STR
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Egypt was wrapping up a presidential election Tuesday with fears of a low turnout threatening to cloud the expected victory of the ex-army chief who toppled its first freely elected leader.Sisi and his supporters have repeatedly called for a large turnout to give credibility to his expected victory and his ouster of elected Islamist president Mohammad Morsi in July last year.Sisi issued a personal plea for a large turnout after casting his ballot on Monday.Sisi's ouster of Morsi last year triggered the worst peacetime bloodshed in recent Egyptian history but the retired field marshal has vowed to stamp out the violence.Sisi has said "true democracy" would take a couple of decades, and suggested he would not tolerate protests disrupting the economy.He also pledged to eliminate the Brotherhood, which won every election following Mubarak's overthrow after being banned for decades.
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