Egyptian voters continue to cast ballots in Senate elections

Egyptian voters continue to cast ballots in Senate elections


Photo: Egypt’s State Information Service.

Cairo (UNA-OIC) – Egyptian voters on Wednesday continued to cast their ballots in the 2020 Senate elections, amid strict precautionary measures to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.

Head of Egypt’s National Elections Authority and Deputy President of the Court of Cassation, Counselor Lashin Ibrahim, said on Tuesday that the first day of voting in the Senate elections passed quietly without any obstacles or violations that would affect the integrity of the entire electoral process. He noted that the Authority’s operations room oversaw the voting process from its start at 9:00 a.m. until the closing of the polling places at 9:00 p.m.

The voting process for the newly-established Senate is set to last until Wednesday evening, while the two-day-long voting period for Egyptians abroad concluded on Tuesday evening. 

Nearly 63 million people out of Egypt’s total population of more than 100 million are eligible to cast ballots. A total of 787 candidates are vying for seats in the 300-seat parliamentary upper chamber, which was created in accordance with constitutional amendments approved last year.

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