HEC sets 500,000 EGP cap on electoral campaign spending
Head of the High Elections Committee (HEC) Judge Ayman Abbas - YOUM7
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CAIRO: The maximum campaign spending allowed for candidates in Egypt’s parliamentary elections will be 500,000 EGP ($69,000) in the first round (200,000 EGP in case the individual candidate is campaigning for re-election,) head of the High Elections Committee (HEC) Judge Ayman Abbas told Youm7 Tuesday.

“The period of the electoral campaign has been determined to start from the day following the declaration of a party’s list until 12:00 p.m. on the day before the poll starts,” HEC spokesperson Judge Medhat Edris stated Tuesday.

In a news conference Thursday, the HEC announced that the parliamentary election will be held in two phases; Egyptians in 14 of the country’s 27 governorates will go to the polls March 22-23 with runoffs scheduled for April 1-2. Others in 13 governorates will vote April 26-27 with runoffs from May 6-7.

As for Egyptians abroad, the first round will be held March 21 and the second will be conducted April 25; both for two successive days. Edris added that candidates are allowed to receive not more than 25,000 EGP in donations of money or in kind.

The parliamentary election is the final step in a political roadmap the army announced in July 2013 after its removal of Mohamed Morsi following mass protests against his rule.

 

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