President’s advisor: political rights law did not reach the presidency
Mohamed Abu el-Ghar - YOUM7/Salah Saied

CAIRO: The draft of the political rights law has not yet been submitted to the presidency by the legislation department, therefore the president cannot comment, said Ali Awad, the president’s advisor for constitutional affairs, in a Saturday phone call with the Dream2 channel.

He said that the unappealable status of decisions of the Supreme Electoral Committee has a constitutional base and an appeal against this immunity is possible, but the judiciary would have to decide this issue.

He added that funds available for electoral campaign advertising was limited to 20 million EGP ($2.8 million.)

A number of political parties and forces refuse the inviolability of the Supreme Electoral Commission, head of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party Mohamed Abou el-Ghar said in a seminar Saturday.

“The administrative decisions of any state body, including the SEC, should never be immutable,” Abou el-Ghar said.


Originally published in Youm7.

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