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Harsh run-offs..., election in Egypt phase 1
Violence and fraud mar parliamentary run-offs, including: 17 wounded in election day scuffles in Beni Suef; a woman shot and injured outside a polling station in a working-class area in Cairo; and the burning of a ruling party office in a lower income Cairo district...
Thursday, November 17,2005 00:00
by CAIROLIVE, IkhwanWeb


Harsh run-offs...
Violence and fraud mar parliamentary run-offs, including: 17 wounded in election day scuffles in Beni Suef; a woman shot and injured outside a polling station in a working-class area in Cairo; and the burning of a ruling party office in a lower income Cairo district...

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