29/11 Live from Cairo: Daily Streaming by Stefano Carini

Photos by Stefano Carini

With the second day of voting,  Cairo concluded its first round for the parliamentary elections today, with what was described as an incredibly high turn out (specially for women). This is an important success for a country that did not have free elections for more than 30 years, and the high participation of women is also a really clear sign of the mood for changing. Nevertheless Tahrir remained tensed and frustrated all day. Fights eventually started when the protesters tried to push some of the many hundreds illegal vendors and sellers out of the perimeter.

The situation is uncertain, and there is an atmosphere of high frustration: it is difficult to foresee what is going to happen next. One thing remain clear when protesters are interviewed: they will not go unless the military council goes first.

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