By: Kaitlyn Marshall
Produced & Edited by: Danielle Keeton-Olsen
Voting has become a right in many different countries around the globe. As countries aim to be more representative in their politics, they must also make sure that they have a set plan to keep things fair and honest at the voting booth.
Egypt is no exception to these trials that naturally come about when people are trying to exercise their newly found civil rights.
Voting in Egypt has not always been an assumed right. In fact, it was only recently that Egyptian citizens were able to let their voices be heard after years of not being given a say in who ran their country.
After the overthrow of former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, Egyptians decided to adopt democratic elections in their semi-presidential form of government. That meant that now, Egyptians would be allowed to vote for their president as well as some of their parliamentary members.
|Women wait in line to vote for the referendum|
of constitutional amendments on March 19, 2011,
one month after the overthrow of Mubarak
(Photo via Wikimedia)
Although voting has been off to a rocky start, now Egyptian women are being met with new problems that they never had in previous elections.
Sending women out of the polls
|A woman wearing a niqab protests|
former President Mubarak in Jan.
2011 (Photo via Wikimedia)