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Sunday, 21 June 2020

House approves laws on parliamentary elections, political rights

LEGISLATION WATCH- House approves law on parliamentary elections: The House of Representatives approved amendments to legislation regulating parliamentary elections, increasing the total number of parliamentary seats to 568, from 540. Election of MPs will be split evenly between individual candidates and a list system, once the president has appointed 5% of MPs (28 seats), Al Shorouk reported on Wednesday. Reuters also had the story.

The House also approved draft laws on the exercise of political rights and the National Election Authority, stipulating that the elections commission will be the sole authority overseeing the voting process. Parliamentary elections are due to be held at the end of the year, before the sitting parliament completes its sixth and final legislative session.

Other laws approved by parliament:

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