An Egyptian man casts his ballot at a polling station in Imbaba district during the presidential election in Cairo on December 11, 2023. AFP
Nazaha International Coalition, which closely monitored the voting process in 10 Egyptian governorates, released late Monday a report summarizing its observations of the second day of voting in the 2024 presidential elections.
The coalition noted the high volume of voters outside polling stations in Cairo governorate, specifically in areas such as Old Cairo, El-Sayeda Zainab, El-Darb El-Ahmar, El-Munira, Abdeen, Downtown Cairo, El-Manial, and Hadayek El-Kobba.
It also observed large gatherings of citizens, displaying Egyptian flags and celebrating their participation in the voting process, in front of several committees in Alexandria governorate, particularly in the Moharam Bek, El-Raml, and Montazah areas.
Furthermore, the coalition commended the work of subcommittee leaders to assist elderly and disabled voters in casting their votes.
The report also noted that polling stations for industrial workers in 10th of Ramadan City and Sharqiya governorate experienced significant turnout.
Additionally, the Nazaha Coalition Operations Room said it did not receive any complaints or comments regarding the conduct of the electoral process.
The voting proceeded smoothly and regularly, with a robust security presence safeguarding voters, their votes, and the entire electoral process, it added.
Meanwhile, the El-Adl Party Central Operations Room observed a low turnout on Monday as compared to the first day of the voting process in some areas.
The Executive Director of Egypt's National Election Authority (NEA) Ahmed Bendari announced Monday that around 45% of the total number of eligible voters registered in Egypt's elections database have cast their ballots as of the second voting day of the three-day presidential elections.
Bendari's statements came during a video conference with several electoral officials and supervisors while following up on the second day of voting.
A total of 67 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the elections, according to the NEA.
This percentage represents over 30 million Egyptians, who cast their votes in the presidential elections.
The electoral committees are opening their doors to eligible voters from 9am to 9pm on 10, 11, & 12 December 2023.
The presidential candidates, including the frontrunner and incumbent president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, cast their votes early Sunday at their respective polling stations.
El-Sisi, seeking reelection for the third time, faces competition from three other candidates in this election.
Farid Zahran, the leader of the leftist opposition Social Democratic Party, Abdel-Sanad Yamama, who represents the Wafd Party and Hazem Omar, the candidate from the People's Republican Party.
The election authority is scheduled to announce the final results on 18 December if no run-off is required.