Last Update 21:9
Thursday, 24 May 2018

Shura accepts top court's reservations on Egypt's electoral law

Egypt's Upper House of Parliament acknowledges all reservations made by High Constitutional Court (HCC) over draft parliamentary elections law

Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Feb 2013
Shura Council, the upper house of Egypt's parliament, downtown Cairo (Photo: Al-Ahram Arabic)
Views: 976
Views: 976

Egypt's Shura Council, the upper house of parliament currently endowed with legislative powers, announced on Thursday afternoon it has agreed to the reservations made by the High Constitutional Court (HCC) over the electoral law set to regulate the parliamentary elections due in the spring of 2013.

On Monday, the HCC decided that as many as 10 articles of two draft laws regulating parliamentary polls run counter to the newly-approved constitution. 

Head of the Shura Council Ahmed Fahmi, of the ruling Freedom and Justice Party, said the council has taken into account the rejections made by the HCC and that he had acknowledged all observations. 

Click here for a complete list of the HCC's reservations. 

Short link:


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 1000 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.