Egyptians flock to polls on second day of voting
Egyptian voters queued at polling stations on Tuesday for the second day of voting in the first parliamentary election since former president Hosny Mubarak was overthrown in February dpa reported
Long lines were seen outside polling centres in nine of the country's 27 provinces for 17.5 million eligible voters in the first round of voting, which began on Monday.
More than 3,800 candidates were vying for 168 parliamentary seats in the lower house of parliament in the first nine constituencies. Two more rounds of voting are scheduled to take place by January.
Monday's voting was peaceful, despite unrest in the run-up to the election. Forty-one people were killed in recent clashes between security forces and protesters calling for a swift transfer of power from the military to a civilian government.
Only few complaints were reported, including the use of religious slogans by supporters of Islamist candidates and some candidates still campaigning in violation of the law. In many places, polling stations opened late.
Egypt's new parliament will be tasked with setting up a committee to draft a new constitution ahead of the presidential election that is tentatively scheduled for the end of June.