Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Almost half of Egypt, including the capital Cairo, was voting on Sunday in the second stage of parliamentary elections. The vote will produce the country's first legislature since the chamber was dissolved in 2012
Egyptians are electing their first parliament since the 2013 coup that overthrew President Morsi. But, as Naomi Conrad reports from Cairo, amid a climate of intimidation and repression, many are boycotting the elections.
Egyptians largely stayed away from the polls Sunday in the first phase of a parliamentary election that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hailed as a milestone for Egypt's democracy. Critics, however, branded it a sham.
Hossam Bahgat has been arrested on charges of publishing false reports against the military. His detention has heightened fears over the state of free expression in Egypt.