Newly appointed head of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Judge Walid Hamza. Photo : Al-Ahram
Meanwhile, Judge Mourad Fakry Habil, the vice president of the State Council, was appointed to the NEA board.
According to Article 208 of the Constitution, the NEA is an independent body that is exclusively responsible for managing referendums, and presidential, parliamentary and local councils elections.
This includes tasks such as preparing and updating the voter database, proposing constituency divisions, setting regulations for campaigning, financing and electoral spending, announcing and overseeing the process, facilitating voting procedures for Egyptians residing abroad and other related procedures until the results are announced.
The completion of the formation of the NEA is a preliminary step in preparations to hold presidential elections, which are slated for 2024.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was elected in April 2018 and his term is scheduled to expire in April 2024.