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:

South Africa:   Nobel Laureate Summit Called Off (news)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
1 October 2014

Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace ... [read more]

Africa:   Money, Power and Governance in a Multipolar World (analysis)
Institute for Security Studies
1 October 2014

The relative decline in the influence of the West is widely and increasingly acknowledged. From Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and the eastern Ukraine to the advance of the ... [read more]

Kenya:   Teenager Arrested in 'Liz' Gang Rape Case (news)
Thomson Reuters Foundation
30 September 2014

The arrest of a second youth in a high-profile case in which a 16-year-old girl was gang raped and dumped in a pit latrine, breaking her spine, shows Kenya is starting to tackle its "epidemic" of ... [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!