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Egypt's NEA Announces Results of Parliamentary Elections' 1st Stage

Egypt's NEA Announces Results of Parliamentary Elections' 1st Stage

Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 09:15
Head of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Lasheen Ibrahim speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The turnout in the first stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections was 28.6 percent, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) revealed, adding that the list of the Nation's Future Party won 142 seats.

Head of the NEC Lasheen Ibrahim said that all results were received from the public committees on the level of the 14 governorates where elections took place.

The Commission tackled 248 complaints, he added, noting that the results provided by committees were accurately revised.

The first stage of the elections took place in 14 governorates, namely: Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, New Valley, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, the Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Matrouh on 21, 22, and 23 Oct. abroad and on 24 and 25 in the country.

The parliament consists of 596 seats by which 568 seats are determined through individual and lists electoral system, while the president appoints 28 members.

The number of registered voters in the database reached 31,719,224 voters, Ibrahim noted.

The number of people casting their vote amounted to 9,069,929 out of which 7,300,027 were eligible in the 14 governorates.

Some candidates won individual seats from the first round, noting that 220 candidates were competing over 110 seats.

A run-off for the first stage will be held from 21 to 23 Nov. for Egyptian expats and on 23 and 24 Nov. for voters inside the country, Ibrahim added.

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