Run-off of 2nd round of parliament elections kicks off abroad
Egyptian man cast his ballot in Parliament election in Egypt - YOUM7

CAIRO: The run-off phase of the second round of the parliament elections kicks off Monday abroad at some 139 embassies and consulates, and is scheduled to last until Tuesday.

Egyptians living in Egypt will begin their two-day run off phase on Tuesday in 13 governorates.

In the second round, which started abroad on Nov.21, over 38,000 Egyptians cast their votes, according to High Elections Commission (HEC) spokesperson Omar Marwan announced in a press conference.

As the parliament is consisted of individual and list seats, the run-off phase will witness 422 candidates contesting for the remaining 213 individual system seats, after the “For The Love of Egypt” coalition swept to the victory in the winner-takes-all list based system winning 45 seats allocated for the round.

The coalition includes 10 parties and many public figures.

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.

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