An elderly, blind voter, Abdel-Naby Abdel-Baset Gomaa, 83, is assisted by election officials to cast his vote.
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Egyptians largely stayed away from parliamentary elections for a second day Monday, highlighting growing disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013 and promised to restore democracy.Sisi has described the election as a milestone on the road to democracy in Egypt, the most populous Arab country.Last year's presidential election was extended for a third day in order to boost turnout, with pro-government media pushing Egyptians to show up. Sisi won 97 percent of votes.Monday is the second day of voting in 14 provinces, including Cairo's Giza district and the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria. Voting in Egypt's other 13 provinces, including Cairo, will take place next month.Even some who voted for Sisi last year are not planning to cast a ballot this time.
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