Egypt’s courts receive nominations for parliament election

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020 - 01:10 GMT

FILE - An Egyptian casts his vote in Egypt's presidential election – Reuters

FILE - An Egyptian casts his vote in Egypt's presidential election – Reuters

CAIRO- 17 September 2020: Egypt’s courts of the first instance open their doors on Thursday to receive applications for candidacy for the House of Representatives elections due on October 24, 25, and the run-off on November 7 and 8.
 
The Egyptian National Election Authority (NEA) has determined 29 courts tasked to receive the candidates’ applications on individual seats and electoral lists.
 
Al-Wafd Party’s Supreme Committee said on Wednesday that it will run as part of the “National List for Egypt”. The Party’s statement said that the call was taken after democratic deliberations that settled to announce the final decision regarding joining the “National List for Egypt” on Thursday.
 
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Egyptian expatriates to register their data on the official website of the NEA ahead of the parliamentary elections
 
In June, The Egyptian Parliament gave final approval on a draft law on the formation of the country’s reinstated Senate, in accordance with the 2019 constitutional amendments, which have been approved by a public referendum.
 
The Senate election took place in August, 8.959 million voters cast their ballots in the elections according to Counselor Lashin Ibrahim, head of the National Elections Authority and deputy president of the Court of Cassation.
 
A total of 63 million Egyptian registered voters were entitled to vote in the 2020 Senate elections, distributed among 14 thousand and 92 sub-committees, under full judicial supervision, with the participation of 18,000 judges and the assistance of 120,000 employees.
 

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