Egypt election commission cuts first-round turnout numbers

By REUTERS
December 5, 2011 16:18




CAIRO - Egypt's elections commission on Monday lowered its turnout figure for the first stage of a parliamentary election, blaming a counting mistake that skewed numbers published last week.

"The accurate percentage of attendance in the first round was 52 percent, not 62 percent," Abdel Moez Ibrahim, head of the elections body, told reporters.

He said members of the commission's secretariat made the error, adding that he "was very tired" when he gave initial figures at a news conference last week.


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