CAIRO: The mixed system of individual candidates and party lists is the best elections system to apply in Egypt, head of the Popular Socialist Alliance Abdel-Ghaffar Shoukr said Saturday.
“Adopting a new law to prevent former presidents Mohamed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak from standing in the upcoming elections is a disaster,” he added, warning that the revolution could be exposed to a serious danger due to the revenge thoughts.
Shoukr added this law would be applied to all parties without regard to any specific person and political leaders should make sure this happens saying “it would be a disaster if political powers kept silent about this.”
Constitutional adviser to the president, Ali Awad Saleh, announced earlier on Saturday that presidential candidates must be born to Egyptian parents, should have a university degree and be at least 40 years old. He added that citizens currently facing trial or in custody pending trial would be stripped of exercising their political rights including the right to run in the presidential elections.
“Election law includes 60 articles that come under seven chapters,” Awad emphasized during his press conference held at the Federal Palace.
Originally published in Youm7.