Food, buses, and cash - Getting out the vote the Egyptian way


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  • Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

Electoral workers sort ballots to count votes after polls closed during the presidential election in Cairo, Egypt, March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

CAIRO (Reuters) - The going rate for a vote in Egypt's presidential election was 50 to 100 Egyptian pounds ($3 to $5), but heading down to a polling station could have also landed you a box of groceries or even half-price tickets to an amusement park.

Authorities pressed for a high turnout in a vote set to give President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a sweeping victory in the absence of real competition. Sisi urged people to vote, hoping a large turnout will give him a strong mandate.

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