CAIRO: There have been no orders to extend the elections for a third day, said Egyptian High Elections Commission spokesperson Omar Marwan in a news conference Monday
Marwan’s remarks came as a comment on the low turnout of the Egyptian voting for the first round of the 2015 parliamentary elections
The first round has been carried out on two days in the 14 governorates of Giza, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Minya, Assyut, New Valley, Sohag, Qena , Luxor, Aswan, Red Sea, Alexandria, Beheira, and Matrouh
A total of 27 million voters should elect 226 out of 2,548 independent nominees in 103 constituencies, and one list out of four to occupy 60 seats in the new House of Representatives for the first round.
The second round will run Nov. 22-23 and in the governorates of Cairo, Qalubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr el-Sheikh, Sharqia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
Run-off elections of the first phase will be carried out Oct. 26-27 for expats and Oct. 27-28 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.
The House of Representatives will comprise of 596 members, with 448 to be elected as independents, 120 through the winner-take-all party lists system, with 28 seats to be appointed by the president, HEC said.