Head of the National Election Committee Lasheen Ibrahim speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, January 8, 2018. Picture taken January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Head of the National Election Committee Lasheen Ibrahim speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, January 8, 2018. Picture taken January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

NEC decides runoff for vacant parliamentary seats

Tue, Dec. 25, 2018
CAIRO - 25 December 2018: The National Elections Commission announced on Tuesday, Dec. 25the results of the parliamentary complementary elections for the three vacant seats in the Egyptian House, deciding a runoff in January.

In Fayoum's Tameya, a runoff will take place between Mohamed Abdel Tawab who amassed 23,886 votes, and Mahmoud Fakhr el-Din known as Bassam al-Sawaf who could gather 14,378 votes, the NEC headed by Lashin Ebrahim reported, saying that the total number of electorate of the constituency amounted to as 240,780 people, while the actual number of voters in this election amounted to 78,166 people.

Meanwhile in Gharbia's Zefta, a runoff will be held between Ahmed Fouda, and Ahmed Al-Gahsh who amassed 19,374 and 17,068 votes respectively, according to the commission. The electorate of the constituency amounted to 346,892 people, while only 17.36 percent of them participated in the complementary elections.

Regarding Arish constituency, Mohamed al-Gaghna and Amin Gouda who amassed 5,070 and 5,913 votes respectively will compete in the runoff, the commission announced. The electorate of the constituency amounted to 115,380 people. However, the turnout recorded only 16.05 percent.

Ebrahim announced that the runoff will take place on January 11 and 12 for Egyptians abroad and on 16 and 17 of the same month for locals inside Egypt.

The National Elections Commission received a letter from the House of Representatives on October 3, reporting the existence of three vacant seats after three MPs passed away.
 
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