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".