CAIRO: Three deaths were reported Monday during the two-day voting of the second phase of the 2015 parliament elections, Youm7 reported.
A 50-year-old voter died Monday outside a polling station in Koum al-Nour dstrict of Dakahlia governorate, 120 away from Cairo. Hesham al-Adgham fell when clashes erupted outside the polling station; his son was allegedly involved in the clashes.
A Health Ministry spokesperson announced Sunday evening that two voters died on the first day of voting, while a total of 49 others fell ill.
More than 28 million voters are eligible to vote in 13 governorates of Cairo, Qalubia, Dakahlia, Menoufia, Gharbia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Sharqia, Damietta, Port Said, Ismailia, Suez, North Sinai, and South Sinai.
In the first of round of the election early October, three judges and a school principle, supervising the elections, died.
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 said.
Egypt’s parliament was consists of two houses: Shura Council (upper house) and Peoples’ Assembly (the lower house); however, the Shura Council was cancelled and the Peoples’ Assembly was named the House of Representatives in 2014.