13 January 2013

Egypt: Army Refuses to Let Mandatory Enrollment Evaders Run for Parliament

The Defense Ministry completely refuses to let anyone who had dodged the compulsory military service to run for a parliament seat, Assistant to Defense Minister Mamdouh Shahin told the Shura Council Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee on Saturday 12/1/2012.

Completing the obligatory military conscription, a national security need, is a fundamental criterion to run for a parliament seat according to the ruling of the Supreme Constitutional and Administrative Courts," Shahin said.

No one can be a good representative of the people without the national honor of completing his military service, he added.

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