Egypt concludes 1st day of 2nd stage of parliament election run-offs

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Dec 2020

The run-offs are taking place in 13 governorates

Parliamentary election

Polls in 13 Egyptian governorates closed at 9pm local time on Monday, marking the end of the first day of voting in the run-off for the second stage of the country's parliament elections.

Polling stations opened their door at 9am for voters to cast their ballots.

The run-offs of the parliamentary election's second stage held on Monday and Tuesday include constituencies of 13 out of 27 governorates. It will be limited to candidates running under the individual system who will compete for the 101 remaining seats after securing 42 individual seats during the first round.
Currently in this stage, 202 candidates are competing on 101 individual seats.

The 142 seats reserved for candidates running under the party list system were swept up by the electoral list led by the pro-government Mostaqbal Watan Party (The Future of a Homeland) in the first round.

The governorates of the second stage are Cairo, Qalioubiya, Daqahliya, Menoufiya, Gharbiya, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqiya, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai and South Sinai.

Also, Egyptian expats in 124 countries are set to conclude the five-day voting period for the runoffs at 9pm according to the local time in each country.

The results of the runoffs will be announced on 14 December.

Egyptian expats participated in the runoffs of the second stage of the elections on 5-7 December.

The turnout in the second stage was 29.5 percent, with 9.2 million casting their ballots out of 31 million eligible voters, according to Egypt’s National Elections Authority.

Wearing facemasks and adhering to social distancing are among the mandatory safety measures implemented at polling stations.

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