Army: Egypt extends voting by two hours on first day

November 28, 2011 17:21


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CAIRO - Voting in Egypt will be extended on Monday until 9 p.m. (1900 GMT), two hours later than scheduled, as polling stations in the parliamentary election were still busy late into the day, the ruling military said.

"Voting will go on until 9 p.m. to accommodate the high voter turnout," the armed forces said in a statement.

It did not give expected turnout, but judges overseeing the vote said there had been a steady stream of voters through the day. The day began with queues of voters forming.

Voting for this round of the three-phase lower house election will also take place on Tuesday.

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