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.
A timeline of how many people have headed to the polls in the last 5 years
second electoral silence was effective Sunday noon ahead of a second round of elections between candidates who obtained the highest number of votes in their constituencies, running for parliamentary individual seats.
Low voter turnout wasn’t the only notable feature of the first stage of parliamentary elections this week. Several leading candidates may also represent a shift in power in the new legislative body.
For the Love of Egypt, an electoral list formed in response to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s plea for a unified front in parliament, gained the majority of Egyptian expatriate votes during the first round of parliamentary elections.
أرجع مسؤولون حزبيون ضعف الإقبال على الانتخابات البرلمانية إلى أربعة أسباب تتضمن وجود مرشحين محسوبين على أنظمة سابقة، وعدم معرفة الناخبين الجيدة بأسماء المرشحين وبرامجهم ، والفكر العام لدي الشباب بأن الحكومة تقمع حرياتهم، وعزوف قطاع عريض مساند لجماعة الإخوان المسلمين.
Turnout in the first round of parliamentary elections continues to be low, despite efforts from officials to boost numbers on the second day of voting.