More than a year into their revolution, Egyptian voters are going to the polls, and for the first time in recent memory, they don’t know the winner ahead of time. The election, which will continue on Thursday, pits secularists against Islamists, and revolutionaries against old regime figures. Here, some critical questions about the election, and what the result will mean:
Will Egypt going Islamist? The Associated Press writes:
A victory by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi will likely mean a greater emphasis on religion in government. The group, which already dominates parliament, says it won’t mimic Saudi Arabia and force women to wear veils or implement harsh punishments like amputations. But it says it does want to implement a more moderate version of Islamic law, which liberals fear will mean limitations on many rights.
More key questions on Egypt’s historic presidential election