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Egypt High Elections Commission Secretariat-General Announced

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 …

Individuals Before Parties in Egypt’s Elections

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) …

Egypt’s New Law for Parliamentary Elections Sets Up a Weak Legislature

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 …