In Egypt, with almost 50 per cent of those eligible to vote said to have taken part, who have the majority voted for?
Is the battle between the Egyptian old guard and those who fought it for decades still continuing? And what has happened to a revolution that promised to strip away all remnants of what many regarded as the oppressive Mubarak regime?
To what extent do these preliminary results reveal a country bitterly divided? Are the major forces in Egyptian society coming up against each other?