Egyptian Ministry of Interior declares its readiness to secure polling stations ahead the 2nd phase of the 2020 House election- press photo
CAIRO – 5 November 2020: Egypt’s Interior Ministry declared on Thursday readiness in all security directorates to secure the second phase of the election of the House of Representatives due to start on November 7 and 8.
Adopting a security plan to secure citizens while they cast their votes during the electoral process, the ministry has intensively deployed security forces in the vicinity of the polling stations and all the roads and axes leading to them.
The ministry also framed a plan to facilitate traffic services for the eligible voters' access to the electoral stations. The security plan extends to protect important and vital entities.
The rapid intervention forces are also on high alert to immediately deal with all emergencies to maintain public security, the ministry said.
The second phase of the election process will take place in 13 governorates, namely Cairo, Qalyubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El Sheikh, Sharkia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
The run-off elections for the second phase will be conducted abroad from 5 to 7 December and locally on7 and 8 December. The final results of Egypt’s House elections to be formally announced by the National Elections Authority on December 14.
The results for the second phase will be announced and published in the official gazette on 15th of Nov.
The first phase of the election was held for Egyptian expats abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October, as its results will be announced, November 1. The run-off election of the first phase will be held abroad from 21 to 23 November and locally on November 23 and 24.
According to the updated voters' database by the National Election Authority, a total of 63 million Egyptians are eligible to cast their votes in the two phases of the parliament election.
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