Egypt closes first stage of legislative elections

A woman casts her ballot at a polling in Egypt. [Photo Bahrain News Agency]

Oct 26th 2020 – Polls close in Egypt on Sunday for the first phase of parliamentary elections in 14 provinces, including Cairo, Alexandria and Aswan. 

The second phase of voting, is scheduled to take place on 7th and 8th of November, for 13 other provinces.

Run-offs for all the provinces, will be held on different dates, in November and December.

The new legislators, will begin their term in January 2021.

More than 4,000 candidates are vying in the polls.

The previous parliament, is claimed to have been full of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s supporters.

In 2013, Mr Sisi led the military’s overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, following protests against his rule.

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