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Egypt elections live updates – Day Two: other governorates
Published in Youm7 on 29 - 11 - 2011


17:11
ASYUT: The Administrative Judiciary Court of Asyut stopped elections for individual candidates in the District 3, which includes the constituencies of Abnoub, Al-Fath, Al-Badrawy and Sahel Sellim.
The closure was ordered after Qotb Abdel Moniem, an independent, and Ali Sabry al-Tanghy of the Al-Wafd Party found their electoral symbols were different than the symbols assigned by the Supreme Electoral Committee that they used in their campaigns.
17:10
ALEXANDRIA: The number of voters increased in Alexandria by the mid-Tuesday. Polling stations in the governorate's district 3 filled with voters heading to polls after work.
Mona Al-Sayed Mohamed Ali, who voted for her Al-Nozha constituency at Ibn Khaldoun School, found a rigged signature in front of her name, said Mohamed Magdy, a spokesman of the Egyptian Bloc.
17:00
KAFR EL-SHEIKH: Polling stations in Kafr El-Shiekh witnessed a decline of voters that turned out to cast their votes.
21:41
ASYUT: The Supreme Electoral Committee began opening ballot boxes in the District 2. Initial counts showed the Freedom and Justice Party was leading the poll.
16:57
ALEXANDRIA: Candidates from the Revolution Youth Coalition on the Development and Reform Party list rejected two women attempting to persuade voters to vote for the Salafi al-Nour Party.
Military forces and monitoring judges dismissed representatives from the Moharram Bek polling station after they directing voters to vote for the party.
In the village of Abis in Alexandria governorate, the charitable activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis did not reach the village.
16:17
KAFR EL-SHEIKH: Head of the Monitoring Committee in Kafr el-Sheikh denied rumors about elections stopping in 28 constituencies. He said that there were no complaints during voting.
In the village of Bakatoush, clashes broke out between supporters of Salafis and the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of a former member parliamentarian. The clashes left injured six.
16:17
ASYUT: Military forces cordoned off Asyut Decorative Secondary School after judges received information about car loaded with weapons was heading to the polling stations to arouse chaos.
16:08
RED SEA: Commander of the Egyptian Third Army, Lutfi Sobhi, inspected polling stations in the Red Sea governorate to observe the role of the police and military securing stations and ballot boxes.
02:24 p.m
ASYUT: A polling station in the Badara region of Asyut witnessed clashes between members of the dissolved National Democratic Party and supporters of the Freedom and Justice Party.
Police and military forces managed to quell the unrest.
02:02 p.m
ASYUT: General-Secretary of the Freedom and Justice Party Ali Ezz el-Din today visited the polling station in the Walidia neighborhood in Asyut.
A Muslim Brotherhood candidate also visited the same polling station.
02:15 p.m
ALEXANDRIA: The head of a polling station in Dekhila captured a driver attempting to vote twice. He had voted yesterday in the Montaza polling station, the judge discovered.
An attorney is investigating the driver.
A similar violation occurred in the same station when a citizen tried to hide a ballot card in his clothes.
01:45 p.m
PORT SAID: Polling stations in Port Said are witnessing low turnout since the early morning.
01:34 p.m
ASYUT: A judge and several candidates' deputies argued in two polling stations in the village of Abanoub in Asyut. Police forces intervened and separated the parties.
The deputies argue that the Judge is creating problems for the voters.
01:02 p.m
ASYUT: Polling stations in Asyut opened without problems on the second day of voting with judges and polling station supervisors present.
Al Hamam Preparatory School witnessed a great influx of Christians, who mostly voted for the Egyptian Block list. This list is headed by Dr. Ziad Bahaa Al Din, son of prominent writer Ahmed Bahaa Al Din.
12:42 p.m
FAYOUM: Teachers of the schools in Atsa center who were working as delegates to help judges in the polling stations refused to participate in monitoring the voting process in the polling stations after there was news that they will only receive 75 EGP (U.S. $12.70) for their participation.
The teachers stood outside the polling stations, refusing to enter, and the armed forces closed the polling stations, causing a delay of the voting process for hours. The teachers returned back to the polling stations to participate in monitoring the voting process with the judges after they were promised to take 300 EGP (U.S. $50) for their participation during the two days.
11:50 a.m
ASYUT: Asyut polling stations saw heavy turnout in the morning hours during the second day of parliamentary elections.
Voters were waiting outside polling stations at 8:00 a.m. Voting began in an organized fashion amidst a heavy security presence.
Women came out in high numbers yesterday in the governorate, but reportedly their numbers have increased today as well.
11:47 a.m
FAYOUM: Al-Wafd Party Candidate Ramadan el-Hawary started a hunger strike in the Fayoum governorate after he claims he was treated poorly by securing officers patrolling the polling station.
Candidate of El Wafd Party Ramadan El Hawary went on a hunger strike in Fayoum governorate for two hours inside Secondary School, after one of the officers who were securing polling stations treated him badly.
11:07 a.m
KAFR EL-SHEIKH: Some judges in the Kafr el-Sheikh governorate removed the red wax seal from the polling stations' doors and electoral envelopes.
The voting process began at 8:00 a.m. in some stations, but others have yet to open.
10:54 a.m
ALEXANDRIA: The third constituent polling stations in Alexandria are witnessing more voters today than yesterday.
Polling stations that opened at 7:00 a.m. were empty.
National committees from the al-Nour Salafi Party and the Freedom and Justice Party continue to secure and organize voters near polling stations
Some violations and irregularities continued today, mainly from Islamic parties, who some reported continue to engage in campaigning near polling stations.
10:39 a.m
DAMIETTA: Damietta polling stations opened their doors this morning to begin the second day of parliamentary elections.
Some stations reported larger turnout than yesterday.
11:34 a.m
ALEXANDRIA: Deputy Director of the State Council Mahmoud Attia attended the opening of ballot boxes in Alexandria.
10:02 a.m
ALEXANDRIA: The Egyptian Minister of Justice voted in Alexandria. He did not inspect the polling station.
09:40 a.m
ALEXANDRIA: No criminal reports concerning elections or violations were filed in Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria yesterday, the first day of parliamentary elections, according to the governorate's security director, Gen. Khaled Gharaba.


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