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Sisi votes in Egypt's parliamentary elections

This is the first elections El-Sisi has participated in, as military officers are not allowed to vote

Ahram Online , Sunday 22 Nov 2015
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi after voting in the parliamentary elections (Photo:Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi cast his ballot in the Cairo district of Heliopolis on Sunday as the second stage of the country's parliamentary elections got underway.

This is the first time El-Sisi has voted in a parliamentary election; a career military officer, El-Sisi was head of the armed forces until 2014 when he retired to run for president. 

Members of the Egyptian armed forces are not permitted to vote. 

El-Sisi had to choose two individual candidates out of a list of the 44 candidates who are competing in Heliopolis and Nozha constituency, as well as one electoral list from four competing lists on the ballot for the constituency of Cairo and the Middle Delta.

Last month, in a speech before the first stage of the elections, the president called on the youth in particular to participate and vote in the parliamentary elections, 

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