Egyptians are going to the polls in the second round of presidential elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down by an uprising in February last year.
Mohammed Mursi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, is running against Ahmed Shafiq, last prime minister during Mubarak’s rule. Both candidates have vowed to restore stability and security to Egypt.
The country’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) is due to hand over to the new president on July 1.
But the run-up to the election, which will continue on Sunday, has been marred in controversy after the Supreme Constitutional Court dissolved parliament on Thursday. The Court ruled that the law governing last year’s parliamentary elections was unconstitutional.
Mursi’s Freedom and Justice Party controlled nearly half of the seats in the 508-member People’s Assembly, which has been in session for just over four months.