World Citizen: In Egypt, Choosing the Lesser of Two Fears

World Citizen: In Egypt, Choosing the Lesser of Two Fears

For the revolutionaries who launched the Egyptian uprising, and for voters anxious about their country's future, the final hours leading up to this weekend's runoff presidential election in Egypt have become a contest of fears.

The euphoria of revolution, that feeling that anything was possible, has been replaced by a searing pressure: the need to decide which is the worse of two bad options.

The first round of voting left Egyptians with the choice of Mohammed Morsi, the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Ahmed Shafiq, a former general who played an important role in the regime that revolutionaries sought to overthrow with their uprising.

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