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Electoral Districts Committee completes parliamentary elections law

Cabinet to decide on approval on Wednesday

The Electoral Districts Committee finalised on Monday the draft of the law that will regulate Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections. The draft law will be sent to the cabinet for approval on Wednesday.

The number of districts is around 231, reported state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram. The number of votes needed to win a parliamentary seat is 131,000.

The draft law states that 77 districts will vote on one seat, 119 on two seats, and 35 on three seats.

Cairo is the governorate with most districts, while Aswan is the one with the least.

The Supreme Electoral Commission had rejected on Wednesday the establishment of Tamarod’s Arab Popular Movement political party and former chief of staff Sami Anan’s Masr Al-Orouba political party, based on provisions within the political parties’ law.

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said that the upcoming parliamentary elections will take place before the end of March 2015. Following the constitutional referendum and the presidential elections, the parliamentary elections are the third pillar of the roadmap declared by the interim government following the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

The Egyptian Front coalition will join an electoral alliance formed by Mubarak-era minister and current economic consultant to the Egyptian presidency Kamal El-Ganzouri. Another two coalitions associated with the Mubarak regime, also strong supporters of Al-Sisi’s government, are the Tayar El-Istiqlal (Independence Current) and the Ma’an Tahya Masr coalition.


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