HEC closes registration window for parliamentary election candidacy
HEC spokes person Omar Marwan - YOUM7

CAIRO: The High Elections Committee (HEC) closed the window for candidacy registration  Saturday night, Youm7 reported.

HEC spokes person Omar Marwan  told Youm7 that nine parties issued its lists  to participate in the elections including, Nour party, The Democratic Alliance, Long Live Egypt and the Egyptian front.

According to Marwan, independent candidates reached 6,300 including 645 women.

The committee is scheduled to announce the accepted candidates names Sunday after checking their papers.

In January, the HEC announced that the parliamentary election would be held in two phases: Egyptians in 14 of the country’s 27 governorates will go to the polls from 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.

The Democratic Current; a coalition including six secular political parties and prominent political figures announced earlier this month it would boycott the 2015 parliament elections citing an “undemocratic environment for participating electoral democracy,” according to al-Wafd.

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