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Egyptian MP of eastern Cairo district dies Tuesday

According to Egyptian parliamentary election laws, the vacant seat must be put up for election within 60 days

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Jul 2016
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An Egyptian MP for a Cairo constituency passed away on Tuesday after suffering from health problems, local media reported.

Sayed Farrag was a representative of the eastern Cairo Hadaek Al-Quba district for the Masr Balady Party--a member of the pro-government Support Egypt bloc.

Under Egypt's parliamentary elections law, the House of Representatives and the country's election commission should call elections for his now-vacant seat within 60 days.

This is the fourth time the parliament should hold a new vote for a vacant seat.

In April, independent MP Mohamed Mostafa El-Khouly of a Fayoum constituency passed away and his wife was elected to his seat two months later.

MP Sameh Seif El-Yazel, who was head of the pro-government Support Egypt bloc, died in the same month.

In March, elections were recalled for the seat of pro-government TV host Tawfil Okasha in Daqahliya governorate after he was dismissed from the chamber after he held talks with Israel's envoy to Cairo during a dinner at his home.

 

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