Egypt’s House runoff elections for 2nd phase kicks off



Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 08:46 GMT


Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 08:46 GMT


CAIRO – 7 December 2020: The runoff voting in the second phase of House of Representatives polls kicked off Monday with 202 candidates vying to fill 101 seats.

Voters are expected to cast their ballots for two following days in the governorates of Cairo, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya, Menoufiya, Gharbiya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqiya, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai and South Sinai.

Balloting stations opened at 9:00 a.m. and expected to last until 9:00 p.m.

Wearing facemasks and adhering to social distancing were among the mandatory safety measures implemented at polling stations.

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.

56 local organizations, 14 foreign and international ones, three rights councils, 51 local media platforms and 153 international media platforms are following up the second stage

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

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

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.





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