22 February 2013

Egypt: Morsi Approves Amendments to Parliament Elections Law, Calls for Voting As of April 27

President Mohamed Morsi approved on Thursday 21/2/2013 amendments to the parliament elections law. The president issued a presidential decree calling eligible voters to cast ballots as of April 27.

Under the decree, the polls will be held on four stages starting from April 27 to June 27.

The first stage, which is to be held on April 27 and 28, includes five governorates: Cairo, Beheira, Minya, Port Said and North Sinai. The run-off will be held on May 4 and 5.

The second stage, which is set to be held on May 15 and 16, includes eight governorates: Giza, Alexandria, Sohag, Beni Suef, Aswan, Suez, Red Sea and New Valley. The run-off will be held on May 22 and 23.

The third stage, which is set to be held on June 2 and 3, includes eight governorates: Dakahlia, Qalyubia, Monufia, Qena, Damietta, Luxor, Matrouh, South Sinai. The run-off will be held on June 9 and 10.

The fourth stage, which is scheduled to be held on June 19 and 20, includes six governorates: Sharqia, Gharbia, Assiut, Kafr el-Sheikh, Fayoum, Ismailia and its run-off will be held on June 26 and 27.

The first session of the coming parliament is decided to be held on July 6.

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