What Is So Special about Elections in Egypt (15 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       29 Nov 2011       5038       9 GALLERY

You’ll be surprised to see the ballot papers and election posters in Egypt. They are way too different from the ones used around the world.

 

Because of so many illiterate voters in Egypt (over 50% of the population), local politicians have to pick some of the weirdest symbols to help people choose the right party. Political parties are likened to a toothbrush, bananas, cameras, tanks, umbrellas and other recognisable objects so that voters could select their parliament by marking their ballot papers correctly.




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Enter your name 9 year s ago
Scissors ? Basketballs ? What is this unknown corruption ? Why cant they do it like in the west ?
       
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balubalu 9 year s ago
Because over 50% of the population can't read in Egypt.
       
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fresg 9 year s ago
this is not true, those who can't read in Egypt are 17% not 50%
       
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dontbugme 9 year s ago
It's possible they do it this way because of illiteracy, so that voters can associate a candidate with an icon and then look for that icon when at the voting booth...
       
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L_A_L_I_90 9 year s ago
that's 21st century hieroglyph
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
never thought of it that way

VOTE FOR ME MR. BANANA !
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
thought they started writing on walls centerys ago?
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
centuries. Oh the irony.
       
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McReval 9 year s ago
If they did that in US Batman or bacon would win.
       
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