Elections in Egypt: Structure and Responsibilities of the Higher Elections Commission, and Other Issues Concerning Electoral Operations

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17 Aug 2011

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As Egypt prepares for parliamentary elections under newly amended electoral laws, it is important to understand the ongoing changes to the electoral framework and the impact these changes will have on the electoral process moving forward.

Egypt recently adopted several amendments to the Political Rights Law. Elections in Egypt: Structure and Responsibilities of the Higher Election Commission, and Other Issues Concerning Electoral Operations, IFES’ latest briefing paper, examines the law to identify the role and responsibilities of the Higher Election Commission, voter registration and voter lists and other aspects of the law crucial to the implementation of elections in Egypt.