Polls in 13 Egyptian governorates open for 2nd day of parliamentary run-offs



Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 10:11 GMT


Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 10:11 GMT

Queues of voters outside polling stations on 2nd day of Senate Elections

Queues of voters outside polling stations on 2nd day of Senate Elections

CAIRO - 24 November 2020: Polls in 13 Egyptian governorates opened at 9 AM local time on Monday, marking the beginning of the second and final day of voting in the run-off for the first stage of the country's parliamentary elections at home.


The governorates included in this first phase of the run-off are Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, El Wadi El Gedid, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Beheira, and Matrouh.


The Egyptian political parties' Youth Coordination Committee (YCC) announced earlier that it did not monitor any irregularities that affected the electoral process in the run-off.


The YCC said that the supervisors said the electoral process witnessed a moderate turnout on the first day.


“Our observers passed through a large group of polling stations since early morning to ensure the regularity of the electoral process," the YCC said in a statement on Monday, noting that the participation of youth is highly noticeable.


The Committee expected that the turnout is likely to increase afternoon with the return of the employees from their work.


Egypt’s House runoff election kicked off Monday in 13 governorates, including, the New Valley, Fayyoum, Beni Sweif, Minya, Assiut, Behaira, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria and Matrouh. Two hundred and twenty candidates are competing over 110 seats at the lower house of parliament.


The first phase of the election was held for Egyptian expats abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October. The turnout for the first round of the polls was 28.6 percent.


The second phase was conducted on November 7 and 8 at a total of 9,468 polling stations in 13 remaining governorates.


The final results of Egypt’s House elections to be formally announced by the National Elections Authority on December 14.



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