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Egypt confirms a low turnout of 14 percent in the elections of its restored Senate

The Egyptian Electoral Commission (CEE) this Wednesday confirmed a 14 percent turnout of 63 million voters in last week’s elections to elect Senate members, which were abolished six years ago on allegations of corruption amid the new coronavirus health crisis .

The President of the EEC, Lashin Ibrahm, has justified the low turnout by claiming that it took place under “extremely difficult circumstances”, as not only Egypt is in the middle of the crisis of COVID-19, the second most affected country in the country African continent, but also to the high temperatures that have been registered in recent weeks.

So far, the North African country has recorded nearly 96,800 accumulated cases, more than 5,100 deaths second only to South Africa with nearly 600,000 infections and more than 12,400 deaths on the continent.

Egypt confirms a low turnout of 14 percent in the elections of its restored Senate
Egypt confirms a low turnout of 14 percent in the elections of its restored Senate

The Senate has 300 seats, although only 200 are available as a third is appointed by the country’s President, Abdelfatah al Sisi.

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