Last Update 22:2
Egypt's local council elections to take place under old law: MP
Polls to elect new local councils – formerly a tool of the Mubarak regime – to take place before new election law in place, says chairman of parliament's local administration committee
Ahram Online , Monday 5 Mar 2012
Share/Bookmark
Views: 359
saber big
Saber Abdel Sadek, snapshot from ONTV, private satellite channel

Local council elections will take place after presidential elections and are likely to be based on the old local council law, Saber Abdel-Sadek MP, chairman of parliament's local administration committee, has said in an interview with the Freedom and Justice Party's newspaper.

A new law is being drafted but is not yet complete.

A variety of groups are involved in drafting the new law, including the general secretariat of local governance, the Ministry of Urban Development and specialists from Cairo University's faculty of economics and political science.

Local councils were dissolved by a decree of the Administrative Court on 28 June 2011. This was significant because the councils were regarded as a tool of the former regime.

At the time, General Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, stated that local councils would not be dissolved without a court ruling. However, the dissolution went ahead without judicial approval.

The new bill will allow for more decentralisation of power to local councils and governorates, Abdel-Sadek said.

Adequate time is needed to prepare the new law because local councils are the "nerve centres" of any community.

 





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising