The head of Egypt’s election commission announced on Friday that 62 percent of eligible voters took part in the initial round of Egypt’s first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, the Associated Press reported.

The head of the election commission, Abdel-Mooaez Ibrahim, who said the turnout was “the highest since the time of pharaohs,” did not announce full results for the first round of the election.

Those results were expected Friday, but were not available at the time this article was written.

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