Crisis in Egypt

Associated Press
Egyptian voters argue with a solider as they wait cast ballots in Basateen a southern suburb of Cario, Egypt on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  On Wednesday morning, Egypt commenced two days of presidential voting after 16 months of interim rule by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces. This election is the first free and fair presidential race since the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.  (AP Photo/Pete Muller)

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Islamists backing a new constitution for Egypt claimed victory Dec. 16 in the first leg of a referendum, but the opposition alleged polling violations and called for nationwide protests ahead of next week's elections.

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