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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Local elections might not be coming for another three-to-five years

It’s looking like local elections will not be happening anytime soon, as the Local Administration Act — which sets up locally elected councils — will take 3-5 years to be implemented, according to Mohamed Elsewedy, who heads the House’s majority Support Egypt coalition. The law is currently with Maglis El Dawla (Council of State) and will be with the House of Representatives following the review, he tells Al Mal. The government had initially stated that these local elections would take place following the 2018 presidential ballot.

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