Egypt polling begins to elect new parliament

Egyptian television presenter Mofeed Fawzy casts his ballot for the Egyptian parliamentary elections in the Giza district of the capital Cairo on October 18, 2015Polling opened in Egypt on Sunday in a much-delayed parliamentary election expected to tighten President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s grip on power after he crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor. The vote for the 596-member parliament will be staged in two phases ending on December 2, with Egyptians abroad casting their votes for the first round from Saturday.

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