Middle East

Egypt Votes in Landmark Elections

Egyptian citizens lined up on the streets Monday to vote in the country’s first free elections in decades. They’re electing members to the lower house of Parliament, and the Muslim Brotherhood is expected to do well. The long lines indicated good turnout despite the fact that political parties had little time to campaign. Meanwhile, Egypt’s military leader, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, issued a stark and troubling warning. "Either we succeed—politically, economically, and socially—or the consequences will be extremely grave, and we will not allow that," he said.