CAIRO: Tareq al-Nabarawy has the lead in five electoral committees following the first sorting of votes in Saturday’s elections for the Engineers’ Syndicate, reported Youm7.
The General Assembly of the syndicate voted in January to dissolve the council of the syndicate, which members had said was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the first decision of this kind among Egypt’s syndicates.
The first tallies showed that Nabarawy received 314 out of 345 votes. Moreover, indications revealed that Tareq Abu Zeed received a majority of votes in Nag Hammadi and Edfo.
Nabarawy told the Sada Al-Balad channel Saturday the elections were “going well,” and that he called on all members to vote, “in order to avoid any control of the syndicate” by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The committee tasked with supervising Engineers’ Syndicate elections started sorting votes in Cairo and the other governorates 6 p.m. Saturday after the voting period ended. All votes will go to the syndicate in Ramses to announce the official results.
Additional reporting by Waleed Abdel Salam and Reda Habishi.