NEA to announce candidates in individual, list systems for House of Representative elections

Sarah El-Sheikh
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The National Elections Authority (NEA) will announce, on Sunday, the final names of candidates that will compete on the individual and list systems for in Egypt’s upcoming House of Representative elections. The two-stage election will be held between 21 October and 8 December.

A political coalition led by Egypt’s Mostaqbal Watan (Future of the Homeland) Party submitted its list of parliamentary candidates to the NEA on Thursday evening, two days before the window for candidate registration closed.

Whilst the individual candidates will compete in 143 districts, the candidates on the party list will run for 284 seats in four districts. The districts on the latter list are: Cairo and the Middle and South Delta (100 seats); the North, Middle and South of Upper Egypt (100 seats); the Eastern Delta (42 seats), and the Western Delta (42 seats).

Elections for the first phase for Egyptians abroad will be held on 21, 22 and 23 October, with elections inside Egypt to take place on 24 and 25 October. The results to be announced no later than 1 November.

The run-off elections for the first phase will be held on 21, 22 and 23 November for Egyptian expatriates, and 23 and 24 November inside Egypt, with the NEA to announce the final results no later than 30 November.

The second phase of the elections will be held on 4, 5 and 6 November for Egyptian expatriates, and 7 and 8 November inside Egypt, with the results to be announced no later than 15 November.

The run-offs for the second phase will take place on 5, 6 and 7 December for Egyptians abroad, and on 7 and 8 December inside Egypt. The NEA will announce the final results no later than 14 December.

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