Egyptian legislature approves amendments granting groups fair representation in parliament
By 15 June
Flag of Egypt (photo credit: pixabay)
The Egyptian House of Representatives on Sunday has approved amendments to the articles on the Parliament, including guaranteeing an “appropriate” representation for workers, farmers, youth, Christians, expatriates and people with special needs in the House.
[ . . . ] The amendments also include a new article stipulating that the membership of the Senate and House of Representatives shall not be combined.
They also ensure equal chances for the individual system of vote and election by list in the Parliament’s elections.
The amendments set the number of MPs at 568 and give women a quota of 25 percent of seats.
Read the full article here: Egypt Today