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Egypt electoral panel preparing timetable for delayed poll

An Egyptian woman cast her ballot during the 2014 presidential election

Egypt’s electoral commission said Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered that the law be redrafted within a month and asked that “legal measures be undertaken to avoid delaying” the election, his office said. Egypt’s constitutional court ruled that sections of the law dividing the electoral districts were unconstitutional. The electoral commission said in a statement the section of the law deemed unconstitutional will be revised and then “there will be a new timetable for the procedures” …read more

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Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris

By Ahmed Tolba and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled that part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to make amendments to the law, which defines electoral districts, within one month. The first phase of the parliamentary poll is due to start on March 22. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a …read more

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