In less than three weeks, over 60 million Egyptian voters will be able to elect the first upper chamber of parliament since 2014. Awaiting the National Elections Authority’s (NEA) final list of candidates, the main majority of candidates has already become clear through the initial approval process. The upper chamber, previously known in Egypt as the Shura (consultative) Council, is now referred to as the Senate (magles el-shiyoukh) according to the constitutional amendments that included its reinstatement. 1. Voting will commence on 11-12 August and the run-off will take place on 8-9 September NEA received the last documents from potential candidates on 18 July at 2 pm. The names of the candidates who have met the conditions – such as being over 35 years of age, holding a university degree or an equivalent, and being included in the voter database – will be available to vote for on 11-12 August. The results of the initial voting will be announced by 19 August. The run-off elections, which will determine the final outcome of the elections will take place on 8-9 September, and their results will be announced by 16 September. 2….