Egyptian women flock to polling station in House of Representatives election


Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 03:35 GMT

A policewoman and a voter outside a polling station Oct. 24, 2020 - Youm7

A policewoman and a voter outside a polling station Oct. 24, 2020 - Youm7

CAIRO - 25 October 2020: Women have flocked to polling station during the House of Representatives election, the National Council for Women (NCW) said in a Saturday statement.
Isis Mahmoud, the head of NCW's committee following up the election, said the council also detected polling stations' commitment to anti-Covid-19 measures, as well as a well secured electoral process. 
The NCW receved 29 complaints on the first day of the election, most of which were about finding out the polling station of voters, crowdedness outside polling stations and far polling stations.
Women line up outside a polling station in Beni Suef
In coordination with the security and the National Election Authority, crowdedness outside polling stations, mainly of people trying to find where their names are registered or supporters of certain candidates, was resolved by the police. Vehicles were made avilable to transport sick and old voters to their polling stations. 
The House of Representatives election's first phase kicked off Saturday and will end Sunday, and the runoff abroad will take place Nov. 21-23 and Nov. 24-25 in Egypt. 



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