Parliamentary elections timetable to be announced Sunday
Egyptian Parliament - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Egypt’s Supreme Elections Committee is to hold a press conference Sunday to announce 2015 parliamentary elections’ timetable, Youm7 reported.

The press conference will include the announcements about the electoral procedures; the committee will start by inviting the voters to participate then announcing the timetable.

Also the committee is to announce the regulatory conditions of the candidacy registration process.

On Aug. 21, the committee approved requests submitted by 87 local and international non-governmental organizations to monitor Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections, Youm7 reported.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ratified the amendments of the electoral constituencies law, necessary to hold Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary elections, Youm7 reported in July.

Egypt has not had a parliament since June 2012, after the Islamist-dominated People’s Assembly was dissolved per a court order about six months after its election.

Egypt’s parliamentary elections; the third step in 2013 roadmap, had been scheduled to kick off last March 22, and then were indefinitely postponed after the Supreme Constitutional Court (HCC) ruled in March the unconstitutionality of articles concerning electoral districts and political participation laws.

Sisi previously said that the parliament elections would be held by the end of 2015.

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