Egypt considers draft law modifying electoral districts after introduction of list system in House elections

17 August 2020
Egyptian flag (photo credit: pixabay)
Egyptian flag (photo credit: pixabay)
The amendments promulgated in June to the House of Representatives Elections Bill introduced the list system substituting the 540 seats of individuals with 284 seats of individuals and 284 seats of members who ran on parties or coalitions' lists. The rationale behind the change is complying with Article 102 of the Egyptian constitution providing that women must compose at least 25 percent of the lower chamber's members, and Articles 234 and 244 stating that workers, farmers, youth, Christians, expats, and the disabled have to get an appropriate representation.
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