Watch Egypt's Historic Election Unfold on Social Media

Alex Fitzpatrick

It's a historic day in Egyptian history: voters are headed to the polls to vote for the country's first president since the ousting of Hosnai Mubarak, who ruled the country from 1981 until last year during the height of the Arab Spring protests against despots across the Middle East.

Voters had 13 different choices from which to pick, representing a wide swath of the political spectrum. Some candidates come from a background of conservative Islam, others want to pursue a path of liberal reform, while the rest lie somewhere in between.

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The results of Wednesday's voting won't be known until Thursday.

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Egyptians used social media throughout the day to share pictures of voting, talk about the candidates and share news of election day's progress throughout the country. Mashable collected a sample of the best tweets, twitpics and other posts which you can view below:

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This story originally published on Mashable here.