Thousands of Morsi supporters have increased calls for their ousted president to be reinstated. This comes as prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the Islamist leader, who has been secretly held by the military for nearly two weeks.
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 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.
Voters in Egypt's parliamentary elections are expected to mostly endorse candidates who support President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. But critics think the turnout will be lackluster due to the absence of any real opposition.
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.