Young Egyptian women search for their names at a voter register outside a polling station in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra al-Khaymah on the second day of voting in the 2018 presidential elections on March 27, 2018. / AFP / KHALED DESOUKI
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Voting got off to a slow start on the second day of Egypt's presidential election, which President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily, as authorities urged people to turn out and give the former general a strong mandate.Authorities hope that over three days it can mobilize a decent turnout.Pro-Sisi media described ballot centers flooded with voters.Two sources monitoring the election, including one from the National Election Commission, said about 13.5 percent of 59 million eligible voters cast ballots Monday. At a polling station in Fayoum, a bastion of Islamist support 100 kilometers south of Cairo, an election official reckoned turnout at 25 percent, only to be quickly corrected by an army officer who said "over 50 ". Sisi, who in 2013 led the military overthrow of Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammad Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, took 47 percent of the vote when he was first elected, in 2014 .At a polling station in the Nile Delta city of Beni Suef south of Cairo, a judge said 471 voters out of the registered 3,592 cast their votes Monday.
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