Egypt grants government employees a half-day off to boost low election turnout

October 19, 2015 8:04 AM

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Egypt grants government employees a half-day off to boost low election turnout

An Egyptian woman marks her ballot as her child peeks from the booth inside a polling station, during the first round of the parliamentary election, in the Boulaq El Dakrour district of Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (The Associated Press)

Egyptians make their way inside a polling center to cast their votes, during the first round of the parliamentary election, in the Boulaq El Dakrour district of Giza, near Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (The Associated Press)

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