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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Local Administration Act will see the light “soon,” municipal elections will be held before year’s end

LEGISLATION WATCH- Will local elections take place before the year is out? The Local Administration Act will see the light “soon” and municipal elections will be held before the end of the year, House Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said yesterday, Al Masry Al Youm reports. The law, which aims to decentralize local councils and organize district elections, has faced delays at nearly every step of the way. Government-appointed officials have been running local affairs since a court dissolved municipal councils in 2011. Municipal elections were last held in 2008. House majority leader Mohamed Elsewedy had previously said the act would take 3-5 years to implement once passed, while Parliamentary spokesperson Salah Hassaballah had said that the elections would likely be held in 1H2019.

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