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    Tension mounts ahead of Egypt's presidential election

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    A week before the second round of Egypt's presidential election, there has been a mass protest against candidate Ahmed Shafik in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

    The former fighter pilot was part of deposed President Hosni Mubarak's regime, serving as prime minister in its dying days. For a huge swathe of the population, the idea he could be the new president is simply unthinkable.