Constitutions Egypt

Briefing Paper 36: Egypt’s Elections: More Legal Roadblocks

Egypt’s post-revolutionary transition has been anything but straightforward. Since the first constitutional drafting committee was appointed back in February 2011, every step has been politically or legally challenged by one group or another. Egypt’s courts have made numerous rulings on issues affecting the course of the transition. Some, notably the Supreme Constitutional Court’s (SCC) ruling of June 2012 on the unconstitutionality of the electoral legislation which led to the dissolution of the People’s Assembly, the lower house of parliament, have had a profound influence on the course of the transition.

This report provides an assessment of Egypt’s framework for parliamentary elections under the new constitution of 2012.

Download the Briefing Paper below.

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