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Laws & Processes [Jadaliyya and Ahram Online]

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About the People's Assembly Law

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[Egypt’s first parliamentary elections following the January 25 Revolution will be governed by three major laws. The “People’s Assembly Law” and the “Shura Council Law” regulate the selection and performance of the two houses of parliament, whereas the “Law on the Exercise of Political Rights” regulates the manner in which citizens can vote and run for office.] The People’s Assembly, Egypt’s lower house of parliament, is governed in accordance with “law 28 for 1972,” ...

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About the Shura Council Law

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[Egypt’s first parliamentary elections following the January 25 Revolution will be governed by three major laws. The “People’s Assembly Law” and the “Shura Council Law” regulate the selection and performance of the two houses of parliament, whereas the “Law on the Exercise of Political Rights” regulates the manner in which citizens can vote and run for office.] The late President Anwar al-Sadat created the upper house of parliament, known as ...

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About the Law on the Exercise of Political Rights

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[Egypt’s first parliamentary elections following the January 25 Revolution will be governed by three major laws. The “People’s Assembly Law” and the “Shura Council Law” regulate the selection and performance of the two houses of parliament, whereas the “Law on the Exercise of Political Rights” regulates the manner in which citizens can vote and run for office.] A law regulating the exercise of political rights in Egypt was passed in 1956, ahead ...

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A Voter's Checklist for the Egyptian Elections

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A Voter’s Checklist for the Egyptian Elections What you need choose? As a voter you are expected to choose: Two individual candidates to represent you One list that you feel represents you Who can I choose from the individual candidates? You may choose any individual candidates in any combination: One professional, one worker/farmer Two professionals Two workers/farmers What’s ...

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The Concise Idiot's Guide to the Egyptian Elections

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[This entry was updated to account for Egyptian authorities’ decision dated 25 November to keep polling stations open for two consecutive days in each voting stage during the parliamentary lower house elections.] Egypt population: (est.) 85 million Citizens eligible to vote: (approx.) 50 million Parliamentary composition: bicameral The People’s Assembly: the lower house The Shura Council: upper consultative house   People’s Assembly elections: ...

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Laws & Processes [Jadaliyya and Ahram Online]


These entries highlight the laws and processes that underpin the 2011 parliamentary elections.

 
Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Onlinewith the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at:eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here

 

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Researchers
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