Ballot boxes being sorted after last day of Egyptian House elections' 1st stage



Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 08:12 GMT


Sun, 25 Oct 2020 - 08:12 GMT

FILE - An Egyptian casts his vote in Egypt's presidential election – Reuters

FILE - An Egyptian casts his vote in Egypt's presidential election – Reuters

CAIRO - 25 October 2020: The National Election Authority announced starting sorting ballot boxes as polling stations closed after the end of the second day of the House of Representatives elections' first stage, which was held in 14 Egyptian governorates.

Polling stations closed at 9 P.M. The results will be announced on November 15, according to the NEA.

Balloting is organized amidst tight precautionary measures to counter the spread of coronavirus as polling stations are regularly being sanitized.

National Elections Authority Chairman Counselor Lashin Ibrahim has announced a hotline number 19826 to receive any complains and answer queries about the electoral process.

NEA has also formed an operations room to follow up with heads of the primary courts the voting process and settle any complains.

A total of 568 seats are up for grabs in Egypt's upcoming parliamentary elections, while 28 seats (five per cent) will be named by the president, bringing the House's seats to 596.

Earlier, the NEA announced that the first stage of the elections will kick off for Egyptians abroad from October 21 to 23 while it will kick off in Egypt on October 24 and 25.

The re-runs of the first stage will be held for Egyptians abroad from November 21 to 23 and in Egypt on November 24 and 25.




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