Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

29 September 2013

Egypt Approves 25 Percent Women Quota in Municipalities Seats

Egypt's 50-member committee, charged with amending the country's suspended constitution, approved on Sunday the allocation of 25 percent of its municipalities' seats to women and another 25 percent to youth.

The municipalities, local elected bodies across Egyptians governorates, held its last elections in 2008, prior to the January uprising that ousted former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak.

Committee members, Mona Zulfaqar and Nahed Abul Komasan, had filed a request for adopting women's quota in all elected assemblies.

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