Egypt bans women in 'hot pants' from voting

Country's parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in two phases starting Oct. 18-19

Egypt bans women in 'hot pants' from voting

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Egyptian official has said that women wearing "hot pants" will be banned from voting in this month's parliamentary election.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Refaat Komsan, an adviser to the prime minister for electoral affairs, called on voters to respect rules set by the electoral commission while voting.

"Women wearing hot pants will not be allowed to enter the electoral booth, particularly in Upper Egypt," he said.

Last week, the electoral commission said that women wearing niqab (full Islamic face-veil) will not be allowed to vote in the polls.

Egypt’s parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in two phases starting Oct. 18-19. A second round of the vote will be held on Nov. 22-23.

The upcoming parliamentary vote will be the final step of a political "roadmap" imposed by the army in mid-2013 following the ouster of first ever democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup.

Last Mod: 14 Ekim 2015, 15:58
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