News

212 Women Among 5,053 To Run For Parliament In Egypt

212 Women Among 5,053 To Run For Parliament In Egypt

egypt parliament

Egypt’s Higher Elections Committee has announced that 212 women will be running for seats in Parliament in the upcoming elections.

The Elections Committee announced that up until now, 5,053 people have registered to run for Parliament, of which 212 are women and 4,841 are men. Among the 5,053, at least 3,514 are running independently while 1,539 are running to represent their political parties.

The statement added that the ages of those running for Parliament are between the ages of 41 and 50.

Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections will commence on March 22, with the first phase ending on March 23. The elections are part of the roadmap which was announced in July 2013 after President Mohammed Morsi was deposed.

The Constitution Party, which was founded by former Vice President Mohammed El-Baradei, is among several parties that said they would not participate in the upcoming elections. The Strong Egypt Party, led by former Presidential Candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, also announced that it would not participate due to the lack of a democratic environment.

The Popular Current Party, also led by a former Presidential Candidate, Hamdeen Sabbahi, declared that it too would not participate in elections due to certain election rules.

However, parties including Al-Wafd, Free Egyptians Party, the Conference Party and others are expected to run for seats in Parliament.

The 2014 Parliamentary elections are the first since Egypt’s last parliament was dissolved in 2012.

U.S. 'Respects Egypt's Right To Self-Defence' After Libya Airstrikes
Egypt's President Calls For United Nations To Allow International Intervention In Libya

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Tourism attraction public investment oil rig

Saudi Arabia Turns Offshore Oil Rig Into Huge Adventure Park

Nour Altoukhi20 October 2021

Earthquake Felt by Cairo Residents

Nour Altoukhi19 October 2021

Non-vaccinated Citizens Not Allowed to Enter Government Facilities Starting December 1

Marina Makary18 October 2021

Orascom Inks Deal to Build 500 MW Wind Farm in Egypt

Egyptian Streets14 October 2021

Egyptian Football Fans to Return to Stadiums After a 6-Year Ban

Nadine Khaled13 October 2021

‘Everything Under Control’ After Fire Engulfs Gouna Film Festival Plaza

Egyptian Streets13 October 2021

Egypt Arrests Three After 20,000+ Vaccines Found Dumped in Waterway

Mona Abdou11 October 2021

Egypt’s Big Ramy Wins Mr. Olympia Title for Second Year in a Row

Egyptian Streets10 October 2021