Egyptian Run-Off Vote Continues

Egyptians gathered for a second day of voting in an election that has pitted a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group, against ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s former prime minister. But behind the action, and not so discreetly, sit Egyptian military leaders whose promise that they will hand over power July 1 remains to be fulfilled, even as they moved to dissolve the country’s Parliament in the days before the runoff. Egyptians are not all happy with the way things have turned out since a popular uprising tossed Mubarak from office last year. “I am bitter,” one Egyptian told reporters, “and I am filled with regret that I have to choose between two people I hate.”