Youth Committee of Egyptian Political Parties submits social dialogue report on election bill amendment to Speaker

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Sun, 14 Jun 2020 - 04:33 GMT

Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal holds national dialogue report submitted by Youth Committee of Egyptian Political Parties on the amendment of the lower chamber's elections bill in plenary session that was held on June 14, 2020. Egypt

Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal holds national dialogue report submitted by Youth Committee of Egyptian Political Parties on the amendment of the lower chamber's elections bill in plenary session that was held on June 14, 2020. Egypt

CAIRO – 14 June 2020: Youth Committee of Egyptian Political Parties submitted to Speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdel Aal on Saturday a report of the outcomes of the national dialogue carried out on the amendment of the lower chamber's elections bill that was being reviewed by the parliament and passed on Sunday.

The dialogue took place over 4 months on 3 levels. The first included visits to the headquarters of 27 political parties, meetings with their chairs, intellects, constitutional experts, political experts, editors-in-chief of certain publications, and prominent political figures.

In the second level, the committee received at its headquarters the representatives of 27 political parties, and met with a large number of parties chairs, media personnel, intellects, constitutional experts, political experts, editors-in-chief of certain publications, and prominent political figures.

The third level focused on collecting and sorting the views of those individuals in order to determine the similar and different ones, and prepare the final report.

The report comprised statistics as well as constitutional and legal comments on the bill that was passed by the House of the Representatives in Sunday's plenary session.

It is noted that the amendment of Article 1 of the House of Representatives Elections Bill provides that the lower chamber shall have 568 that are elected individually by secret ballot, and that 25 percent of seats are allocated to women. The president has the right to nominate up to 5 percent of members.

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