Monday, April 27, 2015

Egypt: Parliamentary elections postponed until after Ramadan

Egyptian parliamentary elections have been postponed by a few months. The minister for relations with parliament, Ibrahim El-Heneidy, said the vote would not be scheduled before Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, which begins on June 18 this year, Al Ahram reported on Thursday.

Elections - the third and last step of the Egyptian roadmap towards democracy - were originally scheduled between March and May. Last month, the vote was postponed indefinitely over the unconstitutionality of two electoral laws.


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