Egypt's parliamentary constituencies law waits president ratification

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Dec 2014

Once the law is ratified by President El-Sisi, the HEC will meet to prepare final parliamentary election procedures

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.

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