CAIRO: The results of the first round of the parliamentary elections will be announced Wednesday or Thursday, spokesperson of the High Elections Commission (HEC) Omar Marwan said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the results of the poll at Egyptian embassies abroad are expected to be made public Tuesday, Assistant to Foreign Minister Hamdy Loza told Al-Hayat 2 channel.
The turnout of the first day of the poll on Sunday amounted to only 15 percent, the government announced Monday as half-day work to encourage more votes.
Other than the official announcement of the HEC, news outlets have reported the results of some polling stations. Youm7 reported that thus far, one woman has reserved a place in the runoff in Omraniya, Giza, and that “For the Love of Egypt” is the most list to yield votes in many districts.
The quota of women in the 2015 parliament stand at 56 seats, less than their quota in 2010 and more than that of 2012.
The second phase will be held Nov. 22-23, covering 13 governorates including Cairo.
Any run-offs necessary will be scheduled for Oct 26-27 and Nov 30-Dec, with the final results announced in December.