An Egyptian woman registers her name at a polling center during the second day of voting in the presidential election as an army solider stands guard, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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Three years have passed since a popular uprising deposed veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak, a former air force commander.Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the general who ousted Egypt's first freely elected leader last July, was expected to win easily, underscoring the bottom line: stability over freedoms. Many Egyptians regard Sisi as a strong figure who can end the political upheaval and street violence that has dogged Egypt since Mubarak's fall after three decades of one-party rule. Sisi ousted Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last July after mass protests against his rule.Sisi's critics fear he will rule Egypt like the former military men did.It found that 54 percent of Egyptians prioritized stability above democracy.
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