Al-Ahram Weekly Online   1 - 7 December 2011
Issue No. 1074
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Near perfect poll
For the first time since 1952, parliamentary elections are under genuine judicial supervision, Mona El-Nahhas reports
A salute to competence
In the absence of outright violence during the first phase, the military council seems to have succeeded in safeguarding the parliamentary elections, Amirah Ibrahim reports
Voting at last
Expatriate Egyptians were able to vote in the parliamentary elections at embassies or consulates abroad or by post, writes Doaa El-Bey
The day the silent majority voted
The first stage of Egypt's first post-Mubarak parliamentary elections saw the silent majority turning out in their millions to vote despite continuing unrest and political divisions, Gamal Essam El-Din reports
Rainy but calm in Alexandria
Calm reigned during the elections in Alexandria, despite some fierce battles among Islamist forces, reports Mohamed Abdel-Baky
Long lines, national duty
Most Cairo voters were content with proceedings on the opening day of voting in the parliamentary elections, though some cried foul, reports Rasha Sadek
Unprecedented turnout in central Cairo
The Qasr Al-Nil constituency in Cairo saw huge numbers of voters mobbing polling stations, reports Reem Leila
High turnout and low violence in Helwan
The elections in Helwan went well, though with poor organisation at some polling stations, reports Ahmed Kotb
Battle of wits in Shubra
Nader Habib casts his ballot in the first round of the parliamentary elections in the uniquely important Cairo district of Shubra
High turnout in Matareya and Ain Shams
Voters in the Matareya and Ain Shams districts of Cairo showed their new-found faith in the ballot box by turning out in long lines at polling stations, reports Ahmed Morsy

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