CAIRO: The final results of the runoffs of the 2015 parliament elections’ first phase will be announced Friday, said the High Elections Committee (HEC) spokesperson Omar Marwan Wednesday evening in a conference.
The run-offs were carried out Tuesday and Wednesday for the individual candidates in 14 governorates, after only four out of 448 hopefuls won in the first round.
As for the Egyptian expatriates’ two-day voting in the run-offs that started Monday, only 4,000 voters cast their ballots, recording very low turnout. The first round of elections abroad saw a turnout of 35,000 Egyptians of a total of more than 680,000 eligible voters, about 5.1 percent.
Egypt’s 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 announced in a news conference late August.
Egypt has not had a parliament since June 2012, after the Islamist-dominated People’s Assembly was dissolved per a court order about six months after its election.