Egypt’s parliamentary elections, the first since a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February, will start on November 28, the official MENA news agency has reported.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has set the date which will be held over three rounds. Meanwhile the Senate elections will be performed on January 29.
The announcement comes after the caretaker cabinet voted on amending a contentious law under which two thirds of parliament will be elected through a proportional representation system and the rest via a simple majority. But only independent candidates are eligible to run for the simple majority seats.
Over twelve political parties have rejected this law since they believe it could help return old regime figures to parliament. (AV)