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Egypt presidential campaign opens after bombings

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Campaigning opened Saturday in Egypt for a presidential election likely to be won by the ex-army chief who deposed an elected Islamist leader, after deadly bombings underscored tensions gripping the country. 

Egyptians walk past a poster bearing a portrait of retired army chief and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on April 12, 2014 in the capital Cairo

The May 26-27 presidential poll, meant to restore elected rule following the military overthrow of Mohamed Morsi last July, is widely expected to place former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power.

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