Egypt court to determine fate of parliamentary elections

Egypt’s highest court will determine next week whether the laws regulating the country’s parliamentary elections are constitutional, threatening to further delay the vote scheduled for next month. The Supreme Constitutional Court heard Wednesday the arguments of lawyers contesting the legality of the laws governing the electoral process on grounds that they violate Egypt’s principle of fair representation. Judge Anwar Rashad al-Assi said the court will make a rule this coming Sunday. The legislative elections are due to begin on March 21, with phases running until May 7.



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