Individual, list systems for parliamentary elections sparks disagreement
Spokesperson of Nour Party Sherif Taha - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Nour party rejects the individual and party lists system for the upcoming parliamentary elections, said party spokesperson Sherif Taha on Tuesday, according to Youm7.

Taha added that the party is willing to cooperate with the committee responsible for forming the parliamentary elections draft law.

Mohamed Fawzi, the Ministry of Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation spokesperson, said Tuesday that the list system is obligatory for the coming parliamentary elections according to the new constitution, which requires fair representation for certain groups, MENA reported.

Fawzi said that the constitution allows for applying either the individual or the list system, adding that the application of the mixed system is possible.

The committee formed by interim President Adly Mansour to form the parliamentary elections draft law will hold its first meeting Wednesday, Shorouk reported.

The Wafd Party said that the individual system will be difficult for all political parties, and will reproduce a parliament similar to that of 2011, unlike the list system, which would help both the parties and the people to vote based on ideas, programs and ideologies, Youm7 reported.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Arafa.

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