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Global Scan

It's easy to win an election when dissent could send you to jail

Egypt's military leaders were hoping for a major turnout in this week's constitutional elections. And while they got a few percentage points more turnout than the last constitutional referendum, the result was almost unbelievable: 98 percent approval. Of course, when demonstrating against the referendum leads to arrest and when the biggest opponent boycotts the election what do you expect? That and more in today's Global Scan.

Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Global Politics

Egypt's balancing act on Gaza

There have been protests across the Arab and Muslim world against the Israeli military action in Gaza. Israel is drawing much of the blame. But many are also criticizing the Egyptian government. Aya Batraway reports from Cairo.