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Egypt to announce initial list of Senate candidates Sunday

Until Friday, 734 candidates have submitted bids for nominations for the Senate elections slated for 11-12 August

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Jul 2020
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People walk in front of special forces soldier guarding the National Election Authority, which is in charge of supervising the 2018 presidential election in Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt is closing candidacy registration for the upcoming Senate elections on Saturday, with the National Elections Authority (NEA) set to announce on Sunday the initial list of candidates.

NEA head, Ibrahim Lashin, said the authority will announce the names of candidates for the closed list and individual systems, the state-run MENA reported.

Until Friday, 734 candidates have submitted bids for nominations for the Senate elections slated for 11-12 August.

Egyptians abroad are scheduled to cast their ballots on 9-10 August.

The results of the first round of voting will be announced on 19 August.

Second round votes will be on 8-9 September, while the results will be announced on 16 September, the NEA said.

The authority added that health guidelines and social distancing will be adopted at polling stations.

The Senate will house 300 seats, one third of which will be elected via the individual candidacy system, another third through the closed party list system, and the final third to be appointed by the president.

Senate members' tenure is set at five years.

Senate elections will be followed by House of Representatives elections. 

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