Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 4, 2015

On conclusion of Egypt's parliamentary elections, the United States looks forward to the seating of the new parliament and to our continued engagement with the Egyptian Government and people. We note preliminary statements by domestic and international observers that Egypt’s Higher Electoral Commission administered the elections professionally and in accordance with Egyptian laws, although we remain concerned about low voter turnout and limited participation by opposition parties.

The United States continues to have concerns about limits on freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression and their impact on the political climate in Egypt, and calls upon the Government of Egypt to ensure these fundamental freedoms.