Egypt Live Blog
Evan Hill twitter update: Egyptians are voting for a president in runoff vote
Our producer in Egypt Evan Hill sent in these updates from Damanhour, seat of Beheira governorate in the Nile Delta:
14:40 pm: Brotherhood rep touring Beheira countryside stations said their numbers showed around 10% turnout this morning. Says wait til evening.
14:01 pm: Brotherhood monitor we're with in Damanhour countryside talking on phone to an MP: "youre an MP whether Tantawi or Shafiq says so."
13:28 pm: Electrical equip shop owner (and Azhar graduate) in Qara'is village outside Damanhour voted Sabahi 1st round, now Morsi.
12:34 pm: But they say theres no way to prove illegal voting, and so far no major or obvious violations.
12:29 pm: Met up with Brotherhood observers in Damanhour. They said Alexandria colleagues saw a CSF truck transporting men in civilian clothes.
11:51 am: Went to a new school down the street where a smiling soldier in fatigues is roaming around filming us and the voting.
11:44 am: Navy troops guarding poll handing out leaflets congratulating voters for showing the world how great Egypt is.
11:30 am: One female observer here from Morsi's camp, one from Shafiq. Theyre not really talking to anyone including each other.
11:29 am: Judge here received a supllementary pink sheet y'day disqualifying one woman. Police/army voting not really an issue at womens poll he says.
11:28 am: At Selim Bishri school in Damanhour. One classroom total for women to vote. Steady stream, but no lines.
10:45 am: Just arrived in Damanhour, seat of Beheira governorate in the Nile Delta. Going to see some polls.