Egypt elections to start on November 28

CAIRO — Egypt’s parliamentary election, the first since a revolt ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February, will start on November 28, the official MENA news agency reported on Tuesday.

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Published: Tue 27 Sep 2011, 8:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:43 AM

“The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has set November 28 as the start of the first stage of the parliamentary election, which will be held over three rounds,” it reported.

Senate elections will follow starting on January 29, the agency quoted a military official as saying.

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.

More than two dozen political parties have rejected the electoral law, saying it could help return old regime figures to parliament.

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