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Sisi supporters secure second-round elections victory

An overview of Egypt's upcoming parliamentary runoff elections and results.
A street vendor walks under election campaign banners in downtown Cairo, ahead of the second round of parliamentary election, November 19, 2015. Official results showed a political alliance loyal to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has scooped all 60 list seats up for grabs in the first round of a parliamentary election in which opposition parties were all but absent. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTS7XID
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CAIRO — Results of the second round of parliamentary elections held Nov. 22-23 painted the features of the Egyptian parliament’s political composition with the emergence of coalitions and alliances associated with the political regime. These coalitions and alliances are expected to back the regime inside Egypt’s parliament, particularly in the absence of a political party linked to, or representing, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the legislature.

According to final results announced by the Supreme Electoral Commission on Nov. 25, 29.83% of eligible voters participated in second-round electoral districts. The governorates of the Sinai Peninsula, Kafr el-Sheikh and Dakahlia registered the highest rates, for reasons that observers linked to clan and family mobilization in favor of particular candidates in those districts. The Cairo governorate recorded the lowest percentage, despite the momentum engendered in the capital’s electoral districts by the candidacy of a number of public figures with media fame.

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