Egypt's government approves presidential election bill

The government said it had referred the bill to interim president Adly Mansour for endorsement.

Egypt's government approves presidential election bill

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian government approved on Thursday a bill regulating the country's upcoming presidential elections as well as amendments to a law regulating citizens' political rights.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the government said it had referred both the bill and the law amendments to interim president Adly Mansour for endorsement.

A special judicial committee within the State Council, which rules in legal disputes between the state and citizens, recently reviewed the presidential elections bill and the amendments to the law political rights law.

The government has also approved a new bill for using computers in checking the national identification cards of Egyptian voters, particularly those who do not cast ballots at their original constituencies.

The government said using computers would help prevent overcrowding at polling stations and multiple voting.

Mansour had earlier introduced amendments to Egypt's transitional roadmap, which was imposed by the military upon the ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

The country will now organize the presidential polls before parliamentary elections.

Army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, considered the driving force behind Morsi's ouster, is widely elected to contest the presidential vote.

Last Mod: 07 Mart 2014, 09:47
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