CAIRO: Polls in 139 Egyptian consulates opened Saturday to revote in the parliamentary elections’ first phase in four constituencies where the results were canceled by court orders, the High Elections Committee (HEC) head Ayman Abbas announced in a press conference Friday.
The revote will take place to elect 13 parliament elections in Beni Suef City and Al Wasta; two constituencies of Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef, Alexandria’s constituency of Al Raml and the Damanhur constituency located north of Egypt’s Delta governorate of Beheira, Abbas said.
The election rerun for Egyptians inside Egypt is scheduled for Dec. 6-7, he added.
On Oct. 25, the Administrative Court cancelled the parliament elections results in two constituencies in Upper Egypt’s governorate of Beni Suef after a name of a judicially disqualified candidate was listed on the ballots, Youm7 reported.
For the same reason, the court cancelled voting results in El-Raml constituency after candidate Aly Elba, who was excluded over a “bad reputation,” earned 23,000 votes in the first round.
In Damanhur, a jailed parliamentary candidate won some 18,472 votes in Damanhur. The candidacy Mabrouk Zeatar, however, was approved by the Administrative court, even though he is jailed pending a retrial.
The average voters’ turnout rate in the first and second phases of Egypt’s parliament elections stood at 28.3 percent, according to Abbas.