Egyptian Legislative Elections, (Second Round), FJP Press Release No. (24)

Egyptian Legislative Elections, (Second Round), FJP Press Release No. (24)

Final results for the first round of the second phase of Egyptian People’s Assembly elections started to roll in, over the past few hours. Evidently, turnout was 60% of eligible electorate for this phase, which reflects the awareness of the Egyptian people who deserve sincere gratitude, appreciation and congratulations for such persistence and determination, which we hope will continue in the run-off rounds and the third and final phase.

According to the results announced for the ‘lists’ so far, the Freedom and Justice party (FJP) has received over 39% of total votes announced for 6 lists (out of 12 Lists total). These includes the first and second party candidate lists for Beni Suef, the second list for Sharqiya, the second list for Menoufia, the Suez list and the Aswan list. Elections were postponed for three lists of this phase: second list for Beheira and Sohaj, as well as the first list for Menoufia.

Meanwhile, 39 FJP candidates are running run-offs for individual candidate seats. Results of 5 ‘individual’ candidates in the governorates of Giza, Ismailia and Sharqiya have not been announced yet. We will publish the full results in detail, after announcement of all governorates figures, in the coming hours. Unfortunately, 5 candidates in Sohaj, Menoufia and Suez governorates were not successful.

The FJP observed many violations witnessed during vote counting and result announcing operations, which had a definite negative effect on the rates achieved by FJP. According to the FJP’s representatives in polling and sorting stations, in Ismailia governorate declared elections results clearly contradicted real figures. Voters objected strongly. Now, counting and sorting operations are restarting.

The FJP emphasises that it respects the results reflecting the electorate’s free will, even if they are not favourable. However, if such results are the outcome of influence exerted by those in charge of the electoral process, it is necessary to address the problem. Furthermore, we hold he High Judicial Elections Commission responsible for all the consequences of this situation.