Voters line up at a Red Sea governorate polling station - Youm7
CAIRO - 24 October 2020: A total of 570 foreign reporters representing 166 media outlets from around the world have been registerd to cover the Egyptian House of Representatives election, according to the State Information Service (SIS).
SIS has opened a control room in Journalist Center of the Radio and T.V. building Maspero to receive and resolve all problems that might face journalists while covering the electoral process in cooperation wit hthe National Election Authority.
Head of SIS, Diaa Rashwan, said SIS will assign fixers from the center to facilitate the field work of the journalists.
The 2020 house elections are being held amid tightened anti-coronavirus precautionary measures with polling places nationwide got disinfected.
The first stage of the elections sees 1,879 individual candidates competing for seats in 71 districts as well as four coalition lists.
National Election Authority (NEA), headed by Counselor Lasheen Ibrahim, has dedicated the hotline 19826 for receiving questions and complaints regarding the elections.
Also, the NEA has formed an operation room at its premises to follow up on the voting and counting processes and report complaints.
The elections have taken place on October 21, 22 and 23 abroad, while in Egypt it will start on October 24, 25. In the event of repeating this stage, elections will be held on November 21, 22, 23 abroad, and on November 23, 24 in Egypt.