The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Electoral choices

To give you an idea of how complicated the voting process is because of the mixed system used — 1/3 individual candidaies with two seats per district (one each for professional and worker/peasant) and 2/3 for party lists — here are pictures of the ballots being used for a central Cairo district (the pictures were taken inside the polling station on Port Said St, Sayeda Zeinab district)

The first one shows the individual candidacies, which voters have to choose two candidates from — among 122 possibilities:

Much easier is the party list ballot, from which they choose one party out of 16: