Elections law to be ready Monday: State Council
Interim President Adly Mansour - REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
By: AYMAN MOUSTAFA

CAIRO: The presidential elections law is scheduled to be finished Monday, then reviewed by the president for ratification Tuesday, said a member of the legislative committee in the State Council, Mohamed Abu Ragab on Saturday.

The law determines qualifications for candidates, regulates campaigns, and sets the majority needed to win at 50 percent plus one, Abu Ragab told CBC channel.

“The presidency law stipulates the candidate be a college graduate, physically fit, and not have a criminal record involving moral delinquency, even if he was rehabilitated,” he said.

The constitution does not grant immunity to the presidential elections committee’s decisions. However, he added that the “the circumstance which the country is going through necessitates immunizing the committee’s decisions.”

The excluded and accepted candidates have the right to appeal the committee’s decisions; on the other hand, Aub Ragab said, the appeal on the committee’s decisions would leave the country without a president for ten days.

He added that penalties to violations of the presidential campaigns regulations are “weak,” saying the fines would range between 10,000 and 500,000 EGP. (U.S. $1,400 -72,000)

Originally Published in Youm7.

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