October 19, 2015 / 11:21 AM / 2 years ago

Turnout 15-16 percent on first day of Egyptian election: PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday that turnout on the first day of voting in a long-awaited parliamentary election was 15 to 16 percent.

International observers watch a woman cast her vote at a school used as a voting centre in Alexandria, Egypt, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

State news agency MENA quoted Ismail as saying turnout was expected to be higher on Monday after the government gave public sector workers half a day off to encourage them to cast their ballots.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Lin Noueihed; Editing by Alison Williams

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