Video Duration 24 minutes 56 seconds
From: Inside Story

Voter apathy in Egypt

With many voters staying away from polling stations, will the election result in an unbalanced parliament?

Many voters stayed away from polling stations on the final day of the parliamentary election in Egypt. Many candidates also boycotted the vote.

Some blame voter apathy, others call it voter fatigue.

Unofficial counts says between 13 percent and 21 percent of voters have taken part in the election.

Voters are choosing new legislators in the first parliamentary election since a court dissolved the chamber in 2012.

But with many Egyptians not taking part, will this election result in an unbalanced parliament?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Timothy Kaldas – Non-resident fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Wafik Moustafa – Founder and Chairman of The British-Arab Network

Angus Blair – Chairman of the Signet Institute