First day of presidential elections witnessed no violence: Interior ministry

MENA, Wednesday 23 May 2012

Security will be on guard throughout the night at polling stations

According to the interior ministry's operation centre, which is supervising the safety of the electoral process in coordination with the armed forces, no major acts of violence have been witnessed on the first day of Egypt's presidential elections.

Only minor conflicts have erupted, the interior ministry source told state news agency MENA, and they were easily contained and did not affect the electoral process in any way.

The security forces supervising the elections safeguarded the judges, and sealed the ballot boxes at the end of the first day, the source confirmed. Security will be present outside the polling stations throughout Wednesday night.

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