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  5/27/2014, Iyar 27, 5774

Egypt Declares Holiday to Encourage Voting

Egypt has announced that Tuesday, the second day of the country’s presidential elections, will be an official holiday, Al Arabiya reported on Monday.

The move appears to be an attempt to boost voter turnout seen as crucial to casting legitimacy on the electoral process, in which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to clinch landslide victory.