Egyptians head to the polls for first vote since historic revolt
Egyptians headed to the polls Monday to vote in the first election since an improbable revolt toppled one of the world's longest-serving rulers.
(CNN) CAIRO -- Hundreds of people lined up on one street in downtown Cairo, all waiting patiently to vote in the country's parliamentary elections, the first since the fall of deposed President Hosni Mubarak.
"This is the first time in 55 years that I (can) vote," said Sharif Shinawi, a 55-year-old businessman. "It was never in the history of Egypt, since Adam and Eve, that we've had this opportunity. I am willing to wait 10 hours, or until tomorrow morning if I have to, but I will vote."