Egypt Parliament election had 62% turnout

The head of Egypt`s election commission says 62 percent of eligible voters turned out for the first round of parliamentary elections.

Updated: Dec 03, 2011, 00:30 AM IST

Cairo: The head of Egypt`s election commission says 62 percent of eligible voters turned out for the first round of parliamentary elections.

Abdel-Mooaez Ibrahim called the number "the highest since the time of pharaohs."

Cairo: The head of Egypt`s election commission says 62 percent of eligible voters turned out for the first round of parliamentary elections.

Abdel-Mooaez Ibrahim called the number "the highest since the time of pharaohs."

More than 13 million voters cast ballots in Monday and Tuesday`s vote, the first of three rounds for the lower house. Three other rounds lasting until March will elect the less powerful upper house.

Bureau Report