A man casts his ballot inside a polling station on the third day of the presidential election in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
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Egypt votes on final day, with all eyes on turnoutEgyptian election authorities have warned people to vote or risk paying a fine, as they look to boost turnout in a lackluster election that is virtually guaranteed to hand President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a second four-year term.Nearly 60 million Egyptians are eligible to vote at some 13,700 polling centers. El-Sissi won 96.9 percent of the vote in 2014, with an official turnout of more than 47 percent. In the 2012 election, which witnessed heightened competition between Islamists and opponents, turnout reached 52 percent.Judges supervising the polling centers said that of 7,800 registered voters, some 3,000 cast ballots, or around 38 percent. In a nearby polling center the turnout reached 34 percent, according to figures provided by the judges.At Saleh Hamad school in Shubra, at least 3,500 of 12,000 eligible voters cast their votes by midday, or about 29 percent, polling judges there said.
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