Egyptian Elections to Begin April 27-28, Run into June

From MEI Editor's Blog Thu Feb 21 2013, 17:59:00

Egypt will hold its Parliamentary elections beginning April 27-28 and they will be held in four stages. They had been expected sometime in April, though the four rounds will men the results will stretch into early June. The new Parliament will convene July 6.

The decree by President Morsi came after the Shura Council, the Upper House currently legislating in the absence of a lower House, agreed to amendments to the electoral law that had been demanded by the Supreme Constitutional Court.

April 28, the weekend of the first round, will be Coptic Palm Sunday. (Eastern Easter this year is over a month later than Western Easter.)

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   How I Could Have Brought Ebola to Washington (blog)
allAfrica.com
23 October 2014

In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere ... [read more]

Lesotho:   Top Basotho Security Chiefs Step Down (news)
allAfrica.com
23 October 2014

Three top Basotho military and police commanders implicated in recent political turmoil in the country will step aside to help create a climate in which new elections can be held. [read more]

Botswana:   Close Contest Expected at Polls (news)
Southern African News Features
22 October 2014

Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!