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29.83% voter turnout in 2nd stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections; 'For the Love of Egypt' sweeps electoral lists
Published in Ahram Online on 25 - 11 - 2015

The total turnout in the second leg of the parliamentary election was 29.83 percent, with the For the Love of Egypt winning all 60 contested list-based seats,Egypt's High Election Committee (HEC) said in a Wednesday press conference.
The turnout in the first stage of the poll was 26.5 percent.
The For the Love of Egypt electoral list, which supports the policies of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, also won the 60 contested list-based seats in the first leg of the elections, securing the majority bloc of the parliament.
On Sunday and Monday, 13 governorates cast their ballots in the second stage of the parliamentary elections.
Nine candidates won the majority of the votes in their constituencies in the race for 222 independent seats and thus will advance to parliament.
The runoffs for the remaining 213 seats will take place next week
The highest voter turnout was in the governorate of South Sinai, with a 41.6 percent. Kafr El-Sheikh, in the north Delta region came in second with 36.82 percent, and Daqahliya in the central Delta finished third with 36 percent.
The capital Cairo was the second governorate with the least voter turnout, with only 19.96 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots.
The governorate of Suez came in last in voter turnout, with only 18.1 percent visiting polling stations.

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