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Egypt Election Committee: Turnout Was Fifty-Two Percent, Not sixty-Two Percent

[Abdel Moez Ibrahim, head of the Egyptian election commission. Image from AFP.] [Abdel Moez Ibrahim, head of the Egyptian election commission. Image from AFP.]

Egypt's election committee 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 fifty-two percent, not sixty-two percent," Abdel Moez Ibrahim, head of the election body, told reporters.

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


[Developed in Partnership with Ahram Online.]

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