USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
World
Home / World / Africa

Morsi calls elections beginning April 27

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-02-22 09:31

CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday issued a presidential decree, calling on parliamentary elections to be held on April 27, official MENA news agency reported late Thursday.

It said the elections will take place in four stages and last for two months. The first stage of voting will be held in five provinces including Cairo, on April 27 and 28, with a run-off scheduled for May 4 and 5.

Earlier in the day, the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament), which temporarily holds legislative power, endorsed an amendment referred by the constitutional court over the parliamentary election law.

The amendment came after the constitutional court on Monday had rejected the parliamentary election law, deeming some of its articles as "unconstitutional."

Egypt's lower house of parliament was dissolved last year due to unconstitutionality of its vote. The Shura Council will hold full legislative authority until the lower house of the parliament is elected.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US