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Shoura Council voter turnout 6.5 percent in round one, says SEC

CAIRO: The first round of Egypt’s Shoura Council elections was marked by a meager voter turnout of 6.5 percent, Head of the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC), Judge Abdel Moez Ibrahim said on Thursday. In a press conference, Ibrahim commended what he described as the first Shoura Council to be freely elected by the Egyptian people, …


Low turnout marks first round of Shoura elections

CAIRO: Only days following the first anniversary of the January 25 uprising, Shoura Council elections kicked off Sunday, but few voters turned up. The long queues of voters eager to cast their ballots during the lower house (People’s Assembly) elections held over three rounds starting Nov. 28, were absent from sight during the Upper House …


Second round of elections sees 67 pct voter turnout, says SEC

CAIRO: The second round of parliamentary elections saw a 67 percent voter turnout, Councilor Abdel Moez Ibrahim, head of the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC), said in a press conference Sunday. Of the 18,831,29 registered voters, 12,529,237 cast their ballots in the governorates of Giza, Beni Suef, Menufiya, Sharqeya, Ismailia, Suez, Beheira, Sohag and Aswan. Ibrahim …


Egypt revises down election turnout to 52 pct

CAIRO: The election committee on Monday lowered its turnout figure for the opening phase of Egypt’s first election since the fall of Hosni Mubarak, revising it to 52 percent from 62 percent. "After counting, the turnout rate in the first phase of the first round of parliamentary elections is 52 percent and not 62 percent …


Voter turnout drops in Alexandria on second day

ALEXANDRIA: Voter turnout dropped significantly on the second day of parliamentary elections in the Northern coastal city of Alexandria as the heated competition continued between the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and the Salafi Al-Nour Party. Violations seen in campaigning outside polling stations continued Tuesday with more campaigning by Al-Wafd Party and members …


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