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BREAKING: Election articles fail to pass constitutional committee vote

Articles regulating and scheduling Egypt's parliamentary and presidential elections did not garner the 75 percent required approval rate by Egypt's constitutional amending committee

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Dec 2013
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Articles dealing with Egypt's coming parliamentary and presidential elections were the first articles to fail to pass a vote by Egypt's 50-member constitutional amending committee, currently holding their second and final voting session.
Article 229, which states that the next parliamentary elections are to be conducted through a mixed system of two thirds individual candidacy and one third party lists, was rejected after 18 members voted against it, 27 voted for it,  and three abstained.
The vote requires at least 75 percent approval for an article to be passed.   
Article 230, which outlines the timeline of the coming elections and states that parliamentary elections must be held after a minimum period of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days following the ratification of the constitution shared the same fate as Article 229. The article also stipulates that presidential elections must be held within a period of 30 days after parliament convenes. 
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01-12-2013 06:39pm
Perhaps art. 230 would garner 75% if... put the accent on for this time? Or was it rejected because the constitutional amending committee having seen ist own big difficulties was of the opinion also electors would need the time they needed, also more than what had been proposed to reach quality decisions? As to art. 229, what's wrong with the proposed mixed system? There actually is quite a bunch of democracies in the world which have such mixed systems without harm for them,
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