Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Al-Jazeera Video: Egyptians hope to reap rewards from long-awaited vote

"Egyptians are voting in the third and final round of parliamentary elections.

In Mahalla, an industrial city that saw some of the first protests against the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, election banners and posters drape the main square.

The last time people in the city voted - just over a year ago - Mubarak's security forces did everything they could to keep him in power, including closing polling stations and beating and accosting those who tried to monitor the process.

Now with this election, the people of Mahalla feel they are beginning to reap the first rewards of the January 25 revolution.

Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Mahalla."

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