Egypt votes to choose successor to Hosni Mubarak

10:13 PM, Jun 16, 2012   |    comments
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak looks on during a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo Feb. 8, 2011.
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CAIRO (AP) - Egyptians are deciding this weekend whether to install a remnant of the old regime of Hosni Mubarak or bring more Islam into government.

Their choices in the two-day presidential runoff are bringing about anxiety and worry, 16 months after Mubarak's ouster. One woman near Cairo says she's not voting for Mubarak's ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq or the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi, calling them "thieves and liars."

Shafiq was a career air force officer like Mubarak. Morsi is a U.S.-trained engineer, but some fear if he wins, the country will see more religion in government and restricted freedoms.

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