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Over 27 million registered voters in elections first round: HEC

The first round will cover 14 governorates that include a total of 103 electoral constituencies

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Oct 2015
Omar Marwan, Spokesman of the Higher Electoral Commission (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Some 27,402,353 voters are registered to take part in the elections first round due to start 18 October in Egypt, stated the Higher Elections Commitee (HEC) Saturday.

The first round will cover 14 governorates that include a total of 103 electoral constituencies.

Egyptians aboard will vote in the first round 17 October.

According to HEC spokesperson Omar Marawan, voters include 13,257,507 women and 14,144,846 men.

The first round will choose 226 MPs of a total of 596. There are 2,573 electoral candidates for the first round.

The HEC, a seven-member judicial committee in charge of supervising the polls, announced the timetable for the polls at a press conference 30 August after they had been postponed in March due to constitutional challenges.

The polls will be held between 17 October and 2 December and are divided into two stages, the first for voters in 14 governorates and the second for those in the remaining 13.

The election represents the third and final part of the political roadmap put forward after the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in 2013. The first step was a new constitution, passed by a public referendum on 18 January 2014. The second was the election of a new president, which saw former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi elected on 8 June 2014.


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