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Egypt runoffs saw 21 percent turnout in half of provinces

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Egypt's election authority says the turnout in election runoffs in half of the country's provinces earlier this week was just under 22 percent.


   Egypt is in the process of holding its first parliament elections since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military in 2013.


   Almost half of the parliament's 596 seats were up for grabs in first round held in 14 provinces, including Cairo's twin city of Giza and the port city of Alexandria.


   The High Elections Committee said Friday that the "For the Love of Egypt" pro-government candidates won all 60 seats designated for lists.


   Voting in the remaining 13 provinces will be held next month. Parliament is to hold its inaugural session in December.

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