The head of Egypt’s National Election Authority has called on citizens to head to polling stations on Saturday and cast their ballot in the second stage of the parliament election, which will be held inside the country on 7-8 November.
The second stage of the House vote will be conducted in 13 governorates, including Cairo. This stage has also continued for Egyptian expats on 4-6 November. Probable run-offs will be held on 7-8 December.
In press remarks, Lasheen Ibrahim affirmed the importance that citizens, including youth and women, choose whoever they desire to represent them in the House of Representatives, which would be proof of "their love for the nation."
Ibrahim said that it will be easy for voters to choose their representatives due to the large number of candidates in the second phase.
Ibrahim called on the youth, whom he referred to as the “present and future of Egypt,” to cast their vote and “participate in making your future.”
He also stressed the need to abide by preventive measures against the coronavirus, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing during the voting process.
Masks are being provided for free around polling stations for those who do not bring them, Ibrahim added.
The second stage includes the governorates of Cairo, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya, Menoufiya, Gharbiya, Kafr Al-Sheikh, Sharqiya, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai and South Sinai.
An estimated 31 million voters in 13 governorates will be able to vote on the remaining 284 seats of the House of Representatives, comprising 142 individual seats and 142 party list seats.