Nearly 40% of Egyptians undecided ahead of vote

News article, posted 04.20.2012, from Egypt, in:
Nearly 40% of Egyptians undecided ahead of vote (Photo: AP)

Nearly 40 per cent of Egyptian voters are undecided less than six weeks before the first presidential election since the ouster of veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, a poll published on Saturday found.

A full 38 per cent of respondents said they had yet to make up their minds which of the 23 candidates to vote for in the May 23-24 first round, the poll published by the independent daily Al-Masry al-Yom found.

Among the 62 per cent who had decided, 20.1 per cent said they would vote for Mubarak's long-time intelligence chief Omar Suleiman who briefly served as vice president before the president's overthrow in February last year.

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