Egypt election authority says voter turnout in 1st round of parliament vote was 26.6 percent

Egypt's High Election Commission says 26.6 percent of voters participated in the first round of parliamentary elections earlier this week.

In a televised statement Wednesday night, it said that the majority of seats will now head to a runoff vote, which is scheduled to begin next Tuesday.

It said that For the Love of Egypt, one of the main pro-government parties, scored well in southern Egypt and the Western Nile Delta areas.