The Egyptian National Electoral Authority (AEN) announced this Wednesday that it would initiate administrative proceedings against the nearly 54 million voters who failed to vote in the last Senate election on August 11, with a turnout of 14 percent. hundred.
The AEN board, as reported by the official Egyptian news agency MENA, has announced that it will draw up a list of the 53.98 million voters who have decided not to vote on the basis of the Political Rights Act.
The House of Lords, recently restored following the violent seizure of power by Abdelfatah al-Sisi in 2014, was abolished six years ago on charges of uselessness, corruption and the maintenance of state control due to the lack of an advisory body to the legislature.
Although electoral authorities justified the low turnout due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic a week ago, the AEN decided this Wednesday to sanction those who did not take the polls with fines close to around 500 Egyptian pounds 26 Euro).