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Egypt polling stations open on day two

world Updated: Nov 29, 2011 12:19 IST
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Egyptian polling stations opened for a second day on Tuesday after a mostly smooth start and large turnout in the first election since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.

Up to 40 million voters are being asked to choose a new parliament, in a three stage process that will end in January.

Monday's voting took place the main cities of Cairo and Alexandria and other areas. Despite some administrative delays, the day ended without major incident, the election commission said.

Polling booths closed on Monday at the extended time of 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) to enable thousands who waited for hours in long queues to cast their ballots.

The run-up to the vote was marred by protests and deadly clashes that had threatened to derail the whole process.