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SEC approves electoral districts law

The law will be referred for Presidential approval after Cabinet approval

The Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC) has approved the electoral districts law, which will be used to define and regulate the number of voting districts in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The Electoral Districts Committee finalised the law last week, with the State Council already having given its approval. The Law will now be sent to the Cabinet for its green light. Following on from the Cabinet’s approval, the law will be sent on for Presidential ratification.

According to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, the number of districts across Egypt will be 236. Of these, the Cairo Governorate will have the most districts, while Aswan will have the least.

The elections law that was passed by Interim President Adly Mansour states that the parliament will be comprised of 567 seats, of which 27 will be elected by the President. The remaining 540 will be distributed between 420 members to be elected individually, and 120 seats allocated to party lists.

The parliamentary elections are the third pillar for the country’s road map after the presidential elections and the constitutional referendum. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has announced that the elections will take place before the end of March 2015.


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