Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli- press photo
CAIRO - 24 October 2020: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli on Saturday urged the Egyptians to vote in the current parliamentary elections which kicked off on Saturday.
He added during casting his ballot in Sheikh Zayed city that Egypt enjoys democracy that guarantees voting in full freedom. Madbouli also inspected the precautionary measures adopted in the polling station against the coronavirus.
Voting for 33 million eligible voters in the first phase of the 2020 House of Representatives elections kicked off Saturday in 14 governorates such as Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, El Wadi El Gedid, Sohag, Qena, Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Marsa Matrouh.
The polling stations started to receive voters as of 9 am till 9 pm, including a break for an hour between 3-4 pm, while the voting process of Egyptians overseas continues.
The 2020 house elections are being held amid tightened anti-coronavirus precautionary measures with polling places nationwide got disinfected.
The first stage of the elections sees 1,879 individual candidates competing for seats in 71 districts as well as four coalition lists.
National Election Authority (NEA), headed by Counselor Lasheen Ibrahim, has dedicated the hotline 19826 for receiving questions and complaints regarding the elections.
Also, the NEA has formed an operation room at its premises to follow up on the voting and counting processes and report complaints.
The elections have taken place on October 21, 22 and 23 abroad, while in Egypt it will start on October 24, 25. In the event of repeating this stage, elections will be held on November 21, 22, 23 abroad, and on November 23, 24 in Egypt.