Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
A number of men put on trial for sexually assaulting women on Cairo's Tahrir Square during various public rallies in recent years have been jailed for long terms by an Egyptian court. Five were given life sentences.
Egyptians gathered again on Tahrir Square to celebrate the announcement of a new president. People danced and sang as former military leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was officially named the country's new leader.
Former army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has captured more than 90 percent of the votes in Egypt's presidential election, according to unofficial results. Polling had been extended an extra day due to low turnout.
Egyptians have gone to the polls in day one of a two-day election to choose the country's next president. A landslide victory for ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is widely expected.
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