The election commission told the official Middle East News Agency that the decision to keep polls open into Wednesday was made to enable voters living outside their home districts to travel there to cast ballots. Egypt’s 54 million voters are required to cast ballots in the districts in which they are registered.
Both campaigns announced Tuesday night that they had submitted complaints to the election commission to halt the third day of voting. Sabahi said the extension was an attempt to manipulate the results. The Sissi campaign did not give a reason for its objection.