Voting begins in Egypt’s parliamentary election

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Egyptians residing abroad began casting votes Saturday in the country’s first parliamentary election since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt’s state-run news wire MENA said embassies and consulates in 139 countries will be open for two days of voting.

The vote is staggered, with polling in half of Egypt’s governorates set to start Sunday. The election will take place in two phases, concluding in early December.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi called on Egyptians to vote in a televised speech Saturday.

CCTV’s Adel el Mahrouky reports from Cairo:

Voting begins in Egypt\'s parliamentary election

Voting begins in Egypt\'s parliamentary election

Egyptians residing abroad began casting votes Saturday in the country's first parliamentary election since the 2013 military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt's state-run news wire MENA said embassies and consulates in 139 countries will be open for two days of voting.

Story compiled with information from CCTV America and the Associated Press.


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