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Egypt to Hold Elections in October and November

Ayman Abbas, center, head of the Supreme Election Committee, announces the dates for Egypt's parliamentary elections at a news conference in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. The committee announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in two stages in October and November. Egypt has been without a legislature for three years. In its absence, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi holds legislative authority. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gamil)
Ahmed Gamil—AP Ayman Abbas, center, head of the Supreme Election Committee, announces the dates for Egypt's parliamentary elections at a news conference in Cairo, on Aug. 30, 2015.

These will be the first elections since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected to office

Egypt will hold its long-awaited parliamentary elections in two stages in October and November, the country’s electoral committee announced on Sunday.

Ayman Abbas, head of Egypt’s Supreme Election Committee, said 14 administrative regions will vote on Oct. 17 and 18, while the 13 remaining regions, including Cairo, will vote on Nov. 21 and 22, the BBC reports. The first phase of the elections had previously been scheduled for March, but was delayed after a court ruled part of the election law was unconstitutional.

The elections will be the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected to office last May after overthrowing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in a 2013 coup d’état.

[BBC]

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