Administrative court rules in candidates’ appeals on 2nd elections round
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CAIRO: The Administrative Judiciary Court issued Monday its decisions regarding complaints submitted by candidates of the second round of the parliament elections in different governorates, Youm7 reported.

Of the appeals submitted in Dakahlia governorate, the court accepted one of them and accordingly ruled to re-hold elections in Bandar Mansoura district, and cancel the previous results.

The considered appeal in Dahaklia said that the voting ballots included the word “Excluded” beside the name of a candidate from the Salafi Nour Party, which confused the voters for the rest of the candidates.

While in Gharbiya, all appeals by 45 candidates who lost in the first phase of the second round were rejected. The court counted the ballots after the candidates doubted the results, and decided no “forgery” occurred as claimed in the appeals.

The court also rejected 18 appeals in Zaqaziq city in Sharqiah governorate, and referred seven others to the cassation court to consider them “due to lack of jurisdiction.”

And last in Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, the court disapproved all 26 appeals submitted.

The run-off phase of the second round of the elections is currently taking place at some 139 embassies and consulates abroad. It will be held in Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday in 13 governorates.

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.

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.

Additional reporting from governorates by Sherif el-Deeb, Fathiya el-Deeb, Adel Dorrah. Mohamed Soliman and Mostafa Adel

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