2020 Egyptian Senate election

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Senate elections are scheduled to be held in Egypt on 11 and 12 August 2020, with the diaspora voting on 9 and 10 August.[1]

Background[edit source | edit]

Shura Council elections were scheduled to take place in Egypt at most a year after the new House of Representatives was seated, according to Article 230 of the Egyptian Constitution of 2012.[2] The election did not take place because the Shura Council was abolished in the 2014 constitution.[3][4]

However, in 2019, after the 2019 Egyptian constitutional referendum, further amendments made the parliament a bicameral body, with the Shura Council (which was abolished in 2014) restored as the Senate, which would consist of at least 120 elected members and 60 appointed by the president.[5] The House later fixed the numbers at 300 senators, with one third appointed, one third directly elected in single member constituencies, and the last third directly elected as well, under a party list system.[6]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Egypt to hold Senate elections 11-12 August - Politics - Egypt". Ahram Online. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  2. Saleh, Nivien. "The 2012 Constitution of Egypt, Translated by Nivien Saleh, with Index". Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. "50 member constitution committee eliminates Shura Council". Ahram Online. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. "Egypt constitution 'approved by 98.1 percent'". Al Jazeera English. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  5. Gamal Essam El-Din (15 April 2019). "Frequently Asked Questions about parliament's proposed amendments of Egypt's 2014 constitution". Ahram Online. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  6. "Egypt to hold Senate elections in August". EgyptToday. 13 July 2020. Retrieved 28 July 2020.

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