CAIRO: The Egyptian Ministry of Finance has allocated 1.5 billion EGP ($19 million) from the State’s 2015/2016 general budget for the parliament elections due to start Oct. 17, an official from the ministry said Monday.
The above-mentioned amount of money has been allocated for total of 58,000 judges, supervisors and employees who appointed for the elections nationwide, the official told Youm7 on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media.
The total amount of money allocated for public wages reached 218 billion EFP ($27.83 billion) of public wages.
In July, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified the state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2015/2016, after being revised to slash the projected deficit to 8.9 percent of GDP, according to a presidential statement.
The Egyptian High Election Commission (HEC) has announced that 16,000 judges have been appointed to supervise the election process in 14,000 polling stations where three public employees will monitor in each nationwide.
The elections will be carried out in two phases; the first stage fordomestic Egyptians, due to be convened Oct. 18-19 inside the country, will be in the 14 governorates of Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assyut, New Valley, Sohag, Qena , Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Marsa Matrouh.
The second round will be from Nov. 22 and 23 and includes the governorates of Cairo, Qalubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El-Sheikh, al-Sharqia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
Run-off elections of the first phase will be carried out Oct. 26 and 27 for expats and Oct. 27 and 28 inside Egypt. Meanwhile, run-offs in the second round will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 for expats, and Dec. 1 and 2 in Egypt.