Turnout rate in parliament elections runoffs reaches 21.7%: HEC
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CAIRO: The runoff of Egypt’s parliament elections, held Tuesday and Wednesday in 14 governorates, saw turnout of only 21.7 percent down from 26.56 percent in round one, the High Elections Committee (HEC) head Ayman Abbas said in a news conference Friday.

As many as 5,554,678 out of 25,582,518 Egyptian eligible voters cast their ballots in 99 constituencies across the country, Abbas said, adding that candidates of the “For the Love of Egypt” electoral list won all 60 seats designated for the winner-take-all party lists system.

“The highest number of votes was recorded in the Mediterranean governorate of Marsa Matrouh where 33.45 percent registered voters cast their ballots while the lowest was in Alexandria where only 14.83 percent of eligible voters turned up,” he added.

As many as 19,835 Egyptian expatriates participated in the run-off votes of the first phase of parliamentary elections, Abbas said in a news conference Thursday.

According to Egypt State Information Service (SIS,) there are more than 680,000 expatriates eligible to vote in the ballot; this brings the turnout rate to 2.9 percent. The number of Egyptians living abroad is estimated at 8 million.

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  1. Egypt NEEDS SOMEBODY as RAMSIS II !!!
    October 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Of course it is MUCH LESS ,but there is some beautification happened just as it was usual by the CRIMINAL MUBARAK. BECAUSE the EGYPTIANS ARE KIND ,but NOT STUPID ,they BUILT FOR SISI the SUEZ CANAL NUMBER II FROM THEIR OWN MONEY [ one of the MOST INTELLIGENT NATION on earth!] !!! They are NOT SUPPORTING ,TRUSTING or LIKING Sisi ANYMORE ,because they KNOW that ,HE IS JUST AS NOT AN INDEPENDENT ‘PRESIDENT’ as Mubarak was . He is TAKING ORDERS which are AGAINST of the BENEFIT of the NATION and it is PERFECTLY APPEARS in a case of the MINISTER of EDUCATION who is NOT JUST CANNOT SPELL,but HE IS ORDERED TO LEAVE the SYSTEM of EDUCATION in a MESS as IT IS FOR THE SAKE OF THE KHAZARS!

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