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Monday, 15 June 2020

Our elected representatives want there to be … more MPs

LEGISLATION WATCH- Rejoice, we’re about to have even more MPs: The House of Representatives’ general assembly signed off yesterday on amendments to the legislation regulating parliamentary elections that would increase the total number of parliamentary seats up for grabs to 568, from 540, according to Al Shorouk. The draft law would, if passed, allow the president to appoint 5% of MPs and would see the election of the remaining MPs split evenly between individual candidates and a list system. The bill has been shipped off to the Council of State (Maglis El Dawla) for legal review before coming back to parliament for a final vote.

Parliamentary elections are due to be held at the end of the year, before the sitting parliament completes its sixth and final legislative session.

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