CAIRO: Security forces are on high alert in Cairo since early Sunday morning, as voting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the second phase of parliamentary elections domestically. Expat voting began Saturday.
Cairo Security Chief General Khaled Abdel Aal told Youm7 that forces have been deployed to all polling centers, as well as in major squares and outside state installations.
An estimated 27.5 million voters are eligible to vote in the second phase, in which citizens registered in the governorates of Cairo, Qaliubiya, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Western and Kafr El-Sheikh and Eastern, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, North Sinai, South Sinai, will cast their ballots.
The polling is being conducted under the supervision of 63 local and 6 international organizations, including a delegation from the Arab League and the European Union.