By Clive Bradley
Voting has started — in a process which will take four months — in Egyptian elections, the first since the fall of Hosni Mubarak in February.
Polling stations in some areas had to stay open late to accommodate the huge numbers of Egyptians wanting to cast their vote.
This is despite a call for a boycott from some of the protestors who have reoccupied Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the centres of other cities. Does this reveal a gulf between the protestors and the mass of Egyptians?