Egypt’s Election Process

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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On November 28, Egyptians begin voting in the country's first parliamentary elections since protests forced President Hosni Mubarak from power in February.

-Under guidelines established by Egypt's interim military rulers, the elections for the People's Assembly begin on the 28th.

-The election process for the lower house will take place in three stages in different administrative districts in December and January. Each district will have two days of voting.

-Elections for the Shura, the upper house, begin on January 29 and will end in March.

-The newly elected assembly will then write a new constitution.

-The ruling military council says a presidential election will be held before July 2012. The voting will pave the way for Egypt's transfer to civilian rule.