Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Egyptians voted for a second day Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting ousted President Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister against a conservative Islamist. A sense of gloom hung over many at the polls over the choice and the prospect that the ruling military still will hold most power even after their nominal handover of authority to civilians by July 1.
"I don't trust the whole thing. I feel everything is planned in advance and what we are doing now is just part of the plan," Asmaa Fadil, a young woman who wears the Muslim veil, said at a polling station in the Cairo district of Sayeda Zeinab.
She said she had lost confidence in the political process, particularly after the dissolution of parliament.