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Egypt's Sisi forms High Elections Committee

The High Elections Committee will supervise the upcoming parliamentary elections in Egypt

Ahram Online , Thursday 13 Aug 2015
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President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Thursday to retrospectively form the High Elections Committee (HEC), though it has been unofficially working since 15 July this year, state news agency MENA reported.

According to the presidential decree, judge Ayman Abbas, the head of Cairo Appeals Court, will head the HEC.

The committee will be formed by two deputies from the Court of Cassation, two deputies from the State Council and two heads from the appeals court.

The members are chosen according to the seniority of their positions.

The decree added that the HEC would start its work to prepare and supervise the parliamentary elections in sight of the political rights law and the house of representatives law. 

Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the lower chamber after ruling it was not constitutionally elected. 

El-Sisi ratified amendments to the election law that regulates electoral constituencies in July. 

According to Egyptian officials, the parliamentary elections will be held in Egypt before the end of 2015.

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Noir
14-08-2015 03:28pm
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International Observers
If the Egyptian courts and judges will head and manage this Election Committee; the outcome and process will be more than “questionable”. The Courts performance to date does NOT provides any evidence on fairness, objectivity, and impartiality. The need for International Observers to monitor these elections is more pressing than ever; and for international we don’t mean Saudi, North Korea, or China!
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Noir
14-08-2015 06:54pm
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My country is yours!
If we want Egypt to improve we need to be objective حطينا دماغنا في الرمل مىحلش مشاكانا
ayman
14-08-2015 06:28pm
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I don't trust the parliament in your country was fairly elected either. I think there should be international observers in your next parliamentary and presidential elections.
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Aladdin, Alex
13-08-2015 08:40pm
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Undecided
My president Sisi: I understand your frustration in dealing with undecided people and politicians of special interests. I hope we have honest People Assembly to take action. Long Live Egypt
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