Egypt votes for third day with eyes on turnout

Egyptians were voting on Wednesday (March 28th) in the third day of a presidential election guaranteed to give a second term to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, leaving turnout as the only contest, AFP reported.

Al-Sisi’s sole rival is Moussa Mostafa Moussa.

Voters trickled into polling stations as authorities encouraged them to show up in high numbers.

The country's election authority warned it would implement a law fining people who do not vote 500 pounds (about $30), saying that not voting "serves the interests of people who hate the country", state television reported.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail urged voters to participate, saying Tuesday it "is a national duty for all citizens".

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