Egypt: First round of polling to choose new parliament underway
October 18 , 2015
Egyptians are voting in the first round of elections to choose a new parliament.
These are the first such polls since the previous House was dissolved following a court ruling in 2012.
The government has said that the election is the final step towards a transition to democracy. But critics say that a majority of the candidates are President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s supporters, and he is likely to consolidate power through the new parliament.