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Appeals against senate elections’ results to be submitted Thursday, Friday

Appeals against the Senate elections’ results of the first round can be submitted Thursday and Friday to the Supreme Administrative Court of the State Council.

The court then adjudicates the appeals submitted by the losing candidates or the winners, and those running in the run-off round during a period of 10 days from August 22 to 31. The final judgments are sent to the National Elections Commission (NEC).

The NEC announced Wednesday the results of the first round of the Senate elections, saying that a total of 8.959 million voters casted their ballots, where the participation rate reached 14.23 percent.

The total number of valid votes reached nearly 7 million votes, with an attendance rate of 84 percent, while the number of invalid votes reached nearly one million votes, NEA head added.

He announced that the run-off voting round for Egyptian expats will be on September 6 and 7, while the voting process locally will be on September 8 and 9.

Egypt’s NEA head said that 74 individual seats of the 2020 Senate elections were settled; while 26 other seats will be in in the run-off round. The 2020 Senate elections list candidates won their seats after obtaining more than 5% of registered votes.

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