Egypt's 2014 Presidential Election Law

Publication Date: 
14 May 2014

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) briefing paper Egypt’s 2014 Presidential Election Law provides expert insight into the legal framework that governs Egypt's upcoming presidential poll on May 26-27.

In this briefing paper, IFES examines the most significant amendments to the law since its previous iterations, provides in-depth analysis of the legal framework, and sheds light on the powers of the Presidential Elections Commission (PEC).

IFES also analyzes the legal reasoning of controversial provisions, which were a source of heated internal debate, such as the immunity of the PEC’s decisions from appeal before the courts. The paper concludes with recommendations for further reform.