The lights were on at Cairo polling places today. But with frequent power outages, voters took nothing for granted. Stores selling gas-powered generators have had a boom in sales, recently, as the country struggles to deal with electric shortages. But few Egyptians, authorities included, are discussing long-term solutions.
It's almost a foregone conclusion that Egypt's former defense minister, Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, will win the country's presidential election at the end of May. But there is another candidate in the race.
As Egypt's constitution is being re-drafted, one word is causing friction: "sharia." Sharia is often translated as "Islamic law" but it is much more than that. So much more that there is disagreement over what it means.
Egypt will hold presidential elections in late May. But one popular candidate who's a critic of the US, probably won't be on the ballot. Hazem Salah Abu Ismail has been disqualified because his mother held a US passport. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.
The demonstrations in Egypt started because of police brutality. For many there that's no surprise. As Ursula Lindsey reports, in addition to the removal of former president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's revolution 10 months ago also sought to reform the police.
Some 12,000 Egyptians have been tried by military courts since the overthrow of President Mubarak. Democracy activists accuse the ruling military council of trying to silence its critics. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.
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