Egypt: Cairo voters call for jobs, security in presidential vote

Cairo voters shared their views as they cast their vote for the first round of the 2018 Egyptian presidential election on Monday. Common issues mentioned by voters were those of employment and security. «We are asking for work for our children and safety for everyone,» voter Samia Kamal said. Voter Ihab Ismail Ahmed applauded the Egyptian military's operations in the Sinai peninsula... Еще against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), but said he wanted to see these operations having an effect on the security of Egyptian citizens. «The terrorism that hits our country is pushing us to participate today,» voter Sabah Omar said. Voter Salwa Fathi asked for protection and freedom for Christians, who make up around 10 percent of the country's population and are expected to largely vote for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Al-Sisi's contender is the Ghad party's Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who had himself voiced his support for the incumbent president.

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