2020 Egyptian Senate election Senate elections
were held in Egypt
on 11 and 12 August 2020, with the diaspora voting on 9 and 10 August.
Run-offs took place on 8-9 September (6-7 for the diaspora),
and their results were announced on 16 September.
2020 Egyptian Senate election
Nation's Future Party: 149 seats
Republican People’s Party: 17 seats
Homeland Defenders Party: 11 seats
New Wafd: 10 seats
Tagammu' Party: 5 seats
Modern Egypt Party: 4 seats
Reform and Development Party: 3 seats
Egyptian Social Democratic Party: 3 seats
Conference Party: 3 seats
National Movement Party: 2 seats
EL Nour Party: 2 seats
Eradet Geel Party: 1 seat
Egyptian Freedom Party: 1 seat
El Sadat Democratic Party: 1 seat
Justice Party: 1 seat
Independents: 88 seatsBased on
Originally upon its re-establishment, the body was to consist of at least 120 elected members and 60 appointed by the president.
The House later fixed the numbers at 300 senators, with one third appointed by the president, one third directly elected in 27 single member constituencies coterminous with the Governorates
under a two-round system
and the last third directly elected as well, under a closed party list
system in four multi-member constituencies with a five percent threshold.
The pro-government Nation's Future Party
was accused of buying votes in several constituencies. The government was also accused of only implementing safety precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
in areas that witnessed a large media presence.
The National Council for Human Rights
was also prevented from visiting several polling stations by the police, and some polling stations were said to have had insufficient ambulances and wheelchairs for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Turnout in the first round was only 14.23%, amid opposition boycotts, general voter apathy, confusion over the role the Senate would have, and the COVID-19 pandemic
. Only around 7.57 million valid votes were cast, and roughly 1.38 million invalid votes were cast, despite over 62 million voters having been registered to participate. A total of 74 of the 100 constituency seats were won in the first round, while 26 will hold run-off elections in September between the top two candidates in the constituencies. Out of the 74 determined constituency seats in the first round, 68 went to the Nation's Future Party
, which has extremely close connections to members in the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
. The Republican People's Party
, another pro-government party, won five seats, and one seat went to an independent
candidate. In terms of the 100 seats allocated from closed lists, the only closed list submitted was led by the Nation's Future Party (which holds 59 of the 100 spots in the list), although it included six members of two parties from an opposition coalition that opposed the constitutional changes that re-introduced an upper chamber of the legislature.[a]
According to Reuters
, since the list got the support of more than 5% of voters across the country (the threshold needed for lists), and was the only one submitted, the National Elections Authority
declared that it had won [all 100 list seats] by acclamation.
Turnout in the second round was estimated to be even lower than the first, with only 2,884,757 voters participating out of a registered 28,217,880, for a turnout of approximately 10.22%. A total of 2,451,704 votes (84.09%) were valid.
The National Electoral Authority appeared to contradict prior seat count reports from the first round for the Nation's Future Party according to one source, saying they had earned 50 seats rather than 59.
The Nation's Future Party won 20 constituency seats in the second round, with 5 seats going to independent candidates and one to the Republican People's Party.
The full list consists of the Nation's Future Party
, New Wafd Party
, Egyptian Social Democratic Party
, Republican People's Party
, Modern Egypt Party
, National Progressive Unionist Party
, Conference Party
, Reform and Development Misruna Party
, Egyptian Patriotic Movement
, Homeland Defenders Party
, and Freedom Party
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