NEA announces results of 1st phase of house run-off



Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 03:44 GMT


Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 03:44 GMT

CAIRO – 30 November 2020:  Head of the National Election Authority (NEA) Counselor Lashin Ibrahim announced, that nearly five million Egyptian participated in the first stage of the House run-off elections.

He added that the voters a participation rate reached 20.01 percent and the number of valid votes reached 4,728,300, while the number of invalid votes reached 322,704 votes.

The first stage of parliamentary elections was held in Giza, Fayyoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, the New Valley, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Behira and Marsa Matrouh

Ibrahim added that the number of legal voters in the 13 governorates in which the run-off was held is 25 million 239 thousand voters, However, the number of votes casted in that round was 5 million 51 thousand and 4 votes.

The runoff voting in the first phase of House of Representatives polls kicked off Monday in 13 governorates. Two hundred and twenty candidates were competing over 110 seats at the lower house of parliament.

 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 governorates.

The first phase of the election was held for Egyptian expats abroad from 21 to 23 October and locally from 24 to 25 October.  National Elections Authority held a press conference to announce the results of the first round of the first phase of voting in 2020 House of Representatives Elections.

The NEA's Chairman Lashin Ibrahim stated that the turnout in the 14 governorates included in the first phase is 28.06 percent as almost nine million out of 31 million eligible citizens voted.

Regarding lists, the National List for Egypt won in the electoral districts of Upper Egypt (composed of 11 governorates) and Western Delta (composed of three governorates) securing 100 seats in the former and 42 in the latter. It was competing against the Egypt's Call List.

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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