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Egyptians Vote To Elect Members For Newly Created Senate

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Polls opened in Egypt on Tuesday for a two-day election to choose members of a newly created second chamber of parliament, with restrictive measures in place aimed at curbing a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

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The Council of Senators will be an advisory body without legislative powers. It will include 200 publicly elected members and 100 appointed by the president.

Nearly 63 million out of a total population of more than 100 million Egyptians are eligible to vote, according to state news agency MENA. Polling stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

(Reuters)

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