Elections in Egypt: 2014 Presidential Election

Publication Date: 
20 May 2014
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    IFES' briefing paper on Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law and FAQs about Elections in Egypt: 2014 Presidential Election.

Egyptian voters will elect a new President over two days — Monday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 27 — as announced by the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC) in March 2014. The presidential election will be governed by a new legal framework. Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law includes some controversial provisions that were a source of heated internal debate, such as the immunity of the PEC’s decisions from appeal before the courts.

This presidential poll follows amendments made to the 2012 Egyptian Constitution through a nationwide referendum in January 2014, and will be followed by parliamentary elections later in the year.

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides insights on this complex transition process with a briefing paper on Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law, which examines the most significant amendments to the law since its previous iterations, provides in-depth analysis of the legal framework, sheds light on the powers of the PEC and provides recommendations for reform.

Additionally, IFES’ series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Egypt: 2014 Presidential Election includes:

  • Why is Egypt holding a presidential election only two years after the last elections?
  • What are the powers and responsibilities of the new President? 
  • Will there be local and international observers for the presidential election?

  • Download IFES' briefing paper on Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law and FAQs about Elections in Egypt: 2014 Presidential Election.

    Learn more about IFES' program in Egypt.