Egypt Electoral Commission Delays Parliamentary Elections Set to Begin Next Month

by Colonel on March 9, 2013

“Egypt’s electoral commission has scrapped a timetable under which voting for the lower house of parliament should have begun next month, state media reported, following a court ruling that threw the entire polling process into confusion.

Thursday’s move comes after a court ruled that the electoral law backed by President Mohamed Morsi needed to be reviewed by the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Egypt now lies in electoral limbo, with no election dates at a time when uncertainty is taking a heavy toll on the economy – the Egyptian pound is falling, foreign currency reserves are sliding and the budget deficit is soaring to an unmanageable level.

The state news agency MENA said the elections committee had issued its decision to scrap the voting schedule after “the committee saw the details and reasons for the ruling by the Administrative Court announced on Wednesday”.

” — Copyright 2013 Al Jazeera

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