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November 16 2011

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Elections 101: Egypt's new electoral system explained | thedailynewsegypt.com 2011-11-16



An infograph by OREED.org sums up Egypt's new electoral system. Click here to download pdf of this infograph.


By   Heba Fahmy / Daily News Egypt November 16, 2011, 5:41 pm


CAIRO: Egypt’s electoral system is “complicated and difficult for any ordinary Egyptian to comprehend and implement," experts believe, as political powers remain optimistic that it will help them secure a place in a parliament long dominated by members of the former regime.

The first parliamentary elections following the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak are expected to attract an electorate that traditionally boycotted elections. Over 18 million Egyptians voted in a referendum in March, an indication of voter confidence in a new era free of the rigging and electoral fraud that tainted the previous one.

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