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160,000 army personnel to secure polling stations in 2nd phase of Egypt's parliament elections

The army will aid the police in securing the polls in the 13 governorates casting their ballots Sunday and Monday, from 9am to 9pm Cairo local time (CLT)

Ahram Online , Saturday 21 Nov 2015
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Army soldiers stand guard in front of El-Shahid Amer Abdel Maqsoud school polling station in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Courtesy of Egypt's army spokesman's official Facebook page)
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A total of 160,000 army personnel will be deployed to protect polling stations in the second phase of Egypt's parliamentary elections, which will take place Sunday and Monday, the MENA state news agency reported.

The army will aid the police in securing the polls in the 13 governorates casting their ballots on both election days, from 9am to 9 pm Cairo local time (CLT) .

The first phase of the elections took place in October in 14 governorates. Some 185,000 army personnel were deployed to secure the first phase of the elections along with 120,000 policemen and central security forces.

Egyptians abroad already started voting Saturday and will conclude casting their ballots on Sunday at 9pm local time in each country.

A total of 282 seats are up for grabs in the second stage, with 222 seats apportioned to individual candidacy bids and 60 seats allocated to party-based lists.

The results of the stage will be announced 24 November, while the run-off round will start abroad on 30 November-1 December, and for Egyptians nationally on 1-2 December.

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