egypt voting.jpgEgyptians have begun voting in the second round of parliamentary elections after Islamic parties won a majority of the ballots in the first stage.

Reports say polling stations opened at 8:00 AM this Wednesday in the country’s first legislative vote since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February this year.

Egypt’s leading Islamic party, the Muslim Brotherhood, has already won an overwhelming majority in the first round.

The second round of voting will cover nine of Egypt’s 27 provinces including Giza, Ismailia and Suez.

Nearly 19 million Egyptians are eligible to vote in the second round with 180 parliamentary seats up for grabs.