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05/28/2014 11:32 am ET | Updated May 28, 2014

Amid A Divisive Election, Egypt Still Has The Best Sense Of Humor

In less than four years, Egypt witnessed a revolution, elected a president, deposed a president, and this week is voting again for a new leader.

One thing endured throughout the tumult: Egypt's sense of humor.

Despite low voter turnout, the presidential election which began on Monday is widely-expected to result in a victory for former military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi. The vote has highlighted the country's bitter divisions, with El-Sissi's devoted supporters celebrating in the streets, while many of his critics quietly boycott the vote.

But Egyptian comic genius was irrepressible on Twitter during this week's voting and many social media users appeared undeterred by the authorities' recent crackdown on dissent. Egyptians poked fun at El-Sissi, his sole opponent Hamdeen Sabahi, the media coverage, and election authorities who at the last minute extended voting for a third day.


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