Second Stage of Run-off Parliamentary Elections Begins, Claims of Fraud Continue

December 21, 2011 . By

The run-off round of parliamentary elections began today in the governorates of Giza, Ismailia, Suez, Beni Suef, Aswan, Sharqia, Beheira, Monofeya and Sohag.

Reports of voting fraud and other violations increased, mostly alleging members of the Nour Party and the military had violated electoral law. Otherwise, both turnout and violence were reported to be low.