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Egyptian poverty 'key' election issue

25 May 2014 Last updated at 11:27 BST

One of the major challenges facing Egypt's new president will be addressing the economic problems facing the country.

Poverty is particularly harsh in the rural areas of the country, where voters are demanding reform from the new government.

Egyptians go to the polls on Monday and Tuesday to elect a new president, for the second time in two years.

Sally Nabil reports.