Complaints about Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections could indicate either electoral bias or just sour grapes, depending on whom you ask.
unoff elections in four constituencies resumed Monday for Egyptians abroad, and will continue until 16 December for locals as well, according to the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC).
udge Ahmed Saad El-Din was appointed as the new secretary-general for Egypt’s parliament, according to state-owned media on Sunday.
As the second and final phase of the parliamentary elections comes to an end, early results show that independent candidates will hold a critical bloc — a marked shift from Egypt’s long-standing tradition of majority parties ruling the parliament.
Polling stations closed their doors at 9 pm on Wednesday, the last day in the last phase of Egypt’s 2015 parliamentary elections, which has witnessed an extremely low voter turnout rate, along with numerous reports of ballot-buying and a host of other electoral violations.
Top officials from Egyptian Ministry of Interior and security directorates heads inspected Tuesday the security measures outside the polling stations in 13 governorates for the run-off vote in the second phase of the 2015 parliament elections, Youm7 reported.
Many voters stayed away from polling stations on the final day of the parliamentary election in Egypt. Many candidates also boycotted the vote.
At least 141 complaints were officially registered on the first day of the second phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, according to the High Elections Commission (HEC).
The Military Media Center will monitor security during the parliamentary elections, and several “psychological and moral work crews” will be deployed to “participate in raising the awareness of citizens” to vote in poll, according to a Friday military statement.
The High Elections Council (HEC) banned the privately owned Sada al-Balad, Al-Faraeen and CBC TV stations from broadcasting any news pertaining to the elections for three days for electoral violations.