The Higher Election Committee (HEC), a seven-member judicial body in charge of overseeing parliamentary polls, is expected to complete all measures necessary for parliamentary polls to be held before the end of this year.
With Libya in turmoil and militias on the march, Magharebia sat down with Benghazi legislator Dr Younes Fannouch to hear his thoughts on the House of Representatives and where the country goes from here.
Former Egyptian chief of staff General Sami Anan has reportedly decided to return to politics with a new political party despite his earlier assertions that he would withdraw from political life.
Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections may witness a complete absence of Islamist parties, a far cry from Egypt’s first free elections
The President of the High Elections Committee (HEC) and the head of the Cairo Court of Appeals, Chancellor Ayman Abbas, issued a decision on Tuesday to form a secretariat general, comprised of 28 members representing the judiciary, public prosecutors, and various ministries and stakeholders in the electoral process for Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary …
Country’s political parties still struggling to finalize electoral alliances
CAIRO, July 19 (Aswat Masriya) – A new law demarking Egypt’s electoral constituencies will be issued after the creation of three new governorates, a judicial source said on Saturday.
Three days before the inauguration of elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on June 5, interim president Adly Mansour approved a much-anticipated parliamentary elections law amid a flurry of last-minute legislation. The new law establishes a mixed electoral system and increases the number of representatives from 508 to 567. Of these, 420 (74 percent) …
CAIRO, July 8 (Aswat Masriya) A number of political parties asked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to amend a new parliamentary elections law to increase the number of running lists and blocs.
In an uncharacteristically immodest burst of activity, Egypt’s humble and stolid acting president, Adly Mansour, issued a series of last-minute decree-laws before handing authority over to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Some dealt with harassment, preaching, and littering. He still showed caution and restraint in some significant areas—for instance, a set of legislative …