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Sisi calls for unifying Egypt’s electoral lists

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed his frayed relations with political parties May 27 by stating, during a meeting with them, that the presidential institution stands at an unbiased and equal distance from all political forces. The president proposed — and promised to support — a unified list of all political parties and forces that are to participate in …

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Egypt’s opposition parties organise petition to abolish protest law

A petition calling upon Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court to review a controversial protest law was signed by 358 people in two weeks, Khaled Dawoud, spokesperson for the Constitution party said Tuesday during a press conference at the Egypt Freedom Party headquarters.

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8 أحزاب تقدم التماسا للمحكمة الدستورية العليا لتحديد موعد لنظر الطعن على قانون التظاهر

أعلنت ثمانية أحزاب من مختلف التوجهات السياسية، اليوم الثلاثاء، أنها ستقدم التماسا إلى المحكمة الدستورية العليا تطلب فيه تحديد أقرب موعد للنظر في الطعن المقدم أمامها بشأن دستورية عدد من مواد قانون التظاهر.

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Legal amendments delay Egypt’s elections

The Egyptian government could delay upcoming parliamentary elections indefinitely. Authorities claim this is due to a failure to reach a compromise over amendments to the electoral constituencies law. Elections were originally expected to take place in March or April 2015 but have been postponed to May or June 2015.

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Why Does Sisi Need a Parliament?

Egypt’s first post-revolutionary parliament, which convened in 2012, lasted only a few months before being dissolved. Today, the country needs a democratically elected parliament to establish a legal basis for the legitimacy of the post-Morsi political regime. The question of legitimacy has caused international and regional divides, and it could …

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Why are Egyptian parliamentary elections postponed?

Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster of President Mohammad Mursi, have been suspended until further notice. The Supreme Constitutional Court ruling was based on the unconstitutionality of the Electoral Districts Law that divides the country into constituencies.

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Sisi’s Parliamentary Fears

On March 1, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruledthat Article 3 of the electoral law was unconstitutional. Two days later, the Administrative Court suspended the elections pending a change in the electoral law. This suspension plays into President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s hands, as it delays the devolution of legislative powers from …

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