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Egypt's cash for votes scandal

Egypt’s parliamentary elections are tainted by allegations that voters were paid to cast ballots for certain candidates.
An empty polling station is seen during the second round of parliamentary election at Shubra area in Cairo, Egypt, November 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX1VGQP

CAIRO — The Egyptian parliamentary elections, held in two phases during the months of October, November and December, were marred by numerous accusations of bribery.

The Parliamentary Elections Observatory, affiliated with the Maat Foundation for Peace Development and Human Rights, documented bribes made to voters to cast ballots for particular candidates.

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