Egypt's Sisi ratifies electoral constituencies law

A polling official counts ballots in Cairo at the end of voting in the presidential election, on May 28, 2014Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday ratified a law finalising the electoral constituencies, his office said, paving the way for much-awaited parliamentary elections. Electing a new parliament is a key step in a roadmap announced by the army after it ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected president, on July 3, 2013. The new law divides the country into 237 constituencies for individual candidacy seats and another four for party list seats, the presidency said in a statement. The Supreme Electoral Commission had recently said the date for the parliamentary polls will be fixed after a law finalising the constituencies was issued.

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