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Egypt to announce results of 2nd phase of House of Representatives elections on Sunday

Around 31 million Egyptians are eligible to cast their ballots in the second phase

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 14 Nov 2020
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People wait in line to cast their votes at a school used as a polling station during the second round of Egypt's parliamentary election in Cairo, Egypt, November 7, 2020. REUTERS
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Egypt’s National Election Authority (NEA) will announce the results of the second phase of the country’s House of Representatives elections on Sunday, a statement by the authority read on Saturday. 

According to the statement, Lashin Ibrahim, head of the NEA, said a press conference will be held to announce the final results of the first round of the second phase of elections at the state TV’s headquarters. 

Ibrahim said the NEA have received the results from the general committees of 13 governorates which saw the elections, and appeals by several candidates on ballot casting and votes. 

The results announced on Sunday will include votes by Egyptian expats, he said. 

The announcement comes a week after Egypt wrapped voting in the second phase of the parliamentary elections, which included Cairo, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya, Menoufiya, Gharbiya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqiya, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai and South Sinai. 

Around 31 million Egyptians are eligible to cast their ballots in the second phase. 

Wearing face masks and adhering to social distancing are among the mandatory restrictions adopted during the election. 

Some 2,083 candidates are competing for 70 individual seats, while 284 candidates are competing under the list system in two districts. 

Earlier this month, the NEA announced the results of the first phase of the elections, with the electoral list led by the pro-government Mostaqbal Watan Party sweeping the majority of the votes. 

The turnout in the first stage was 28.06 per cent, with the number of people casting their vote amounting to slightly more than nine million out of 31.7 million eligible voters in the 14 governorates included in that phase. 

The number of seats allocated for the first stage was 284, with 142 seats for each of the individual and electoral list systems. 

Run-offs will be held for both the first and second stage this month and December, respectively. 

 

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