South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Barbara Slavin writes for Voice of America on the recent elections in Canada and Egypt:

Canadians voted out a conservative prime minister on Monday in a record turnout of nearly 70 percent that underlined the legitimacy of the process.

Egypt also held parliamentary elections this week. But the participation rate reflected an absence of legitimacy and the lack of any suspense about the results or their impact on Egyptians’ daily lives.

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