Egypt president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: AP)
Egypt’s electoral constituencies law was presented to the President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Thursday for a final procedural ratification, the last step needed before parliamentary elections.
The cabinet endorsed a final draft after the both State Council's Department of Legislations and Edicts and the Higher Election Committee (HEC) approved it.
If the law is ratified by El-Sisi, it will give the green-light for the HEC to start preparation for the final election procedures and set a date for candidate registration in the polls.
The state council's modifications raised the number of constituencies to 237 from 232 after dividing a number of constituencies.
Parliamentary elections are the third and final step in a political roadmap set forth after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
The first step was passing a new constitution and the second was the country's presidential elections.