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Egypt elections runoff overshadowed by election fraud

Egypt political parties win the largest proportions of individual seats in the first phase of Egypt’s parliamentary elections tainted by allegations of vote-rigging.
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CAIRO — After fierce competition among 418 candidates on individual seats, the runoff of Egypt’s parliamentary elections determined the results of the first phase in which the candidates of political parties won the largest proportions of individual seats.

The runoff of the first phase of the parliamentary elections held Oct. 27-28 covered 14 governorates, where 418 candidates competed for 209 seats. Only four candidates managed to clinch an individual seat in the first round, while the runoff elections in four constituencies will start over after being canceled by court orders. These constituencies are al-Raml First and al-Raml Second in Alexandria, al-Wasta, Bandar Beni Suef and Beni Suef precinct and Damanhour district and precinct in Behira.

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