CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi cast his ballot in the run-off vote of the second round of the 2015 parliamentary elections, Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement Wednesday.
Sisi voted in the Heliopolis Model School for Girls which has been secured by dozens of presidential guards, policemen and security officers. He balloted in the second round election, held Nov. 22 in the same school.
The two-day run-off phase of the second round resumes Wednesday in 13 governorates nationwide; the total of 28.2 million nationals are legible to vote;, while around 7.4 million people are eligible to vote in Cairo at 2854 sub-polling stations.
As the parliament is consisted of individual and list seats, the run-off phase will witness 422 candidates contesting 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, High Elections Committee (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.