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On September 7, Egyptian voters will choose between 10 presidential candidates in national elections. Nobody seriously expects President Hosni Mubarak to lose, but some think the elections could mark an important turning point. Join Kojo for an update on elections in Egypt.
- Daniel Williams Foreign Reporter, the Washington Post
- Mike Dunn Editor, Middle East Journal, published by Middle East Institute
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