At the beginning, Shobashy greeted the soul of late Chairman of National Elections Authority Lashin Ibrahim for running a successful electoral process.
On December 7and 8, 2020, the runoff voting in the second phase of House of Representatives polls kicked off with 202 candidates vying to fill 101 seats at a total of 9,468 polling stations in 13 governorates.
Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel al-Aaal stated that House of Representatives election does not require resignation of Cabinet.
The National List coalition won by landslide in the first and third constituencies with a voter turnout of 29.5 percent in the first phase of the House of Representatives election.
The President affirmed the aspiration for cooperation and joint action to strengthen the strategic bilateral relations between Egypt and the United States, in the interest of the two friendly countries and peoples.
The second phase includes 13 governorates: Cairo, Qalyubia, Menoufia, Dakahlia, Gharbia, Kafr El Sheikh, Sharkia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram said on Friday that Egyptian expatriates will vote in the second stage of the first round of the parliament's election on November 2-3.
No cases of Covid-19 have been detected at polling stations, and the anti-coronavirus measures are still being rigorously followed in the electoral process, spokesperson of the Local Development Ministry said Sunday.
Women have flocked to polling station during the House of Representatives election, the National Council for Women (NCW) said in a Saturday statement.
He added during casting his ballot in Sheikh Zayed city that Egypt enjoys democracy that guarantees voting in full freedom.
During the Senate election held in August 2020, the number of the eligible voters reached 62,940,165 voters.
Eight parliamentary seats are reserved for Egyptians abroad, and the Immigration Ministry is campaigning to advise Egyptian communities about candidacy and voting, Minister Nabila Makram has said.
The vote count will start immediately after the ballot closure tonight.
The Egyptian embassy in New Zealand was the first to open for the voters, given an 11 hour time difference with Cairo.
The voters are not allowed to go to the embassies in the countries where they live to cast their ballots.
Gatherings, meetings and electoral conferences are banned due to COVID-19.
Political parties are disclosing the number of candidates they have chosen to run on lists and individually.
The deadline for filing candidacy papers is July 18.
Businessman Ayman al-Gameel praised the government decision to run elections for the Senate, deeming it “a new celebration for democracy.”
Egypt will hold elections for the Senate on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Saturday.