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Egyptians return to polling stations as first round run-off gets underway

28th October, 2015

Egyptians returned to polling stations as a first round run-off got underway in a parliamentary vote expected to elect lawmakers firmly backing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Turnout for the first round of voting was just 26.6%.the previous general election held in late 2011, months after the ousting of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, saw a turnout of 62% in the first round.