Egyptian were voting on the second day of a lacklustre election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is for all intents and purposes sure to win after every genuine opponent was either captured or threatened into dropping out of the race in front of balloting.
The Egyptian couple costing the votes in the country’s presidential election as team efforts. 32-year-old and mother of three, Heba Ragab carried her sick husband on her back to cast their vote in the Egyptian Presidential Election in Cairo.
Heba has been helping her husband get around for almost six years. Khaled AL-Badawi suffers from Osteoporosis, Kidney failure, and Hepatitis B and C. Heba had to quit her job to care for him. It makes for not sites negative few curious looks on the streets of the Arab world’s most populous nation.
Heba Ragab said that she is not embarrassed by her husband’s condition. Mother of three, Heba Ragab said, “If I got sick, he would have carried me too.”
Still, her husband wishes that circumstances were different. Khaled AL-Badawi said, “I feel bad for her, but if I could, I would have given her the world.” Further, he added, “She is carrying me for six years but when I had my health she lived in Bliss.”
Due to the limited facilities for people with mobility problems in Egypt’s Transport System, this is the couple’s reality. Polls in Egypt opened Monday and are open until Wednesday. Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi faces virtually no real competitions.