Parliamentary constituency law nearing completion: Minister

Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 Oct 2014

Law regulating parliamentary constituencies at the next election is expected to be issued within two to three weeks

Parliamentary elections in Egypt in year 2012
Parliamentary elections in Egypt in year 2012 (Photo:Reuters)

Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim El-Hennedy and a committee overlooking the drafting of a new electoral consistency law will start meeting on Tuesday to discuss the final draft.

El-Hennedy told Al-Ahram that the law was nearly complete but the committee would listen to suggestions to ensure the law was compatible with the constitution. 

In earlier statements El-Hennedy said the law had been delayed due to additional discussions on the re-demarcation governorates, and tribal traditions and other matters that required special consideration.

Last week PM Ibrahim Mahlab said the law would be issued within the next two to three weeks.

Two weeks ago, a senior member of the committee said they had been burdened with extra work by the decision to increase the number of governorates to 30 from 27.

The new governorates are Al-Alamein, Al-Wahat and Middle Sinai.

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