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Higher Elections Committee announces campaign regulations

Each candidate is permitted to raise up to LE500,000 in the first phase scheduled for March, and up to LE200,000 for the second phase in April

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Jan 2015
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The Higher Elections Committee (HEC) has announced on Tuesday the rules for electoral campaigns for the upcoming parliamentary elections, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.

The duration of the campaign starts from the date of issuance of the list of candidates through the day before elections day at 12 pm, said Medhat Idrees, the HEC spokesperson in a statement.

The announcement also specified that each candidate in the individual system can raise up to LE500,000 in the first phase scheduled for March, and up to LE200,000 for the second phase in April.

The budget for every 15-member electoral list is double that at LE1 million in the first phase and LE400,000 in the second phase.

Every candidate has the right to receive donations from any "normal Egyptian person" or from Egyptian political parties, provided that it represents a maximum of five percent of the campaign's budget.

The first stage of the vote will take place 21-22 March for expats and 22-23 for residents in Egypt.

Egypt's new parliament will include 567 MPs, with 420 independents and 120 party-based deputies. The president will appoint 27 MPs.

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