Apathetic Egyptian Public Did Not Head to Polling Stations in 'Droves'

The economic crisis, terrorism and, especially, the fading of hope are the cause of the low voter turnout in the Egyptian parliamentary election.

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The regular tricks did not help. Nor did the threat of a 500 Egyptian lira fine (about $62) for those who did not come out to vote. Neither did the half day’s vacation given to all workers. Even religious...